Posted: 1/8/2012 1:39:27 PM
Originally Posted by parabola
: Saints -3 is a gift
The media will be talking up the "Saints can't play on grass.../away" all week long and people will buy the 49ers at home.
Reality is that the Saints had their 1st,2nd and 3rd team running backs on the IR last year at Seattle. The Bears NFC Championship game in 06 is equally worthless when evaluating this game.
The Saints get Lance Moore back next week and they are as healthy as they have been in years heading into Frisco.
Alex Smith will have to play lights out for Frisco to be in this game for 4 quarters. He did in last years' regular season match up vs New Orleans that was played at the Stick.
On a side note I remember watching the 49ers/Saints pre-season game where the Saints sacked Smith 6 times in the first half and hit him so hard I feared for his safety.
dude are you retarded??? Preseason game was the 1st game for the niners this season!!! They had 2 weeks with harbaugh before playing that game against the saints and greg williams sent blitzes like it was the middle of the season! That game has absolutely nothing to do with this playoff game coming up!!! The media will surely be all over brees and the saints the way they have been playing! what is it now 10 games they've won in a row? Everyone will be on the saints who arent the same team on the road as they are at home! Harbaugh gets 2 weeks to prepare for the saints, and the home crowd will be fired up with their 1st home postseason game in a long time! Saints have played the 2nd easiest schedule in the league and even though the niners are in the west, the west is better with seattle and arizona playing much better this year! Everyone will be on the Saints because of their offense and Brees, and they will fade alex smith and the niners... Square bettors will be all over brees... Play is the niners buy a half point niners +4 all day!!!!