The New Orleans Saints had plenty of time to rest up for their September 20th game against the San Francisco 49ers after beating the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday, 14-9. The New Orleans Saints looked disoriented in their first game as the game went on but they have plenty of time to work out the kinks before this Monday Night Football contest.
The San Francisco 49ers were picked by every sports writer in the country to win the NFC West this year. The 49ers came out flat against the Seattle Seahawks and their passing game looked nothing short of non existent. Alex Smith completed 26 passes, six of them to his running back Frank Gore. The running game with Gore also struggled. Gore was held to a paltry 38 yards by the Seattle Seahawks. Are the Seahawks that good or are the 49ers that bad? This game will go a long way to prove if the San Francisco 49ers deserve to be in NFL Playoffs talk.
Passing Attacks Are Complete Opposites for New Orleans Saints & San Francisco 49ers
Anyone that was burying the New Orleans Saints prematurely will be in for a rude awakening in this game. Drew Brees will come out with something to prove in this game and the San Francisco 49ers defense is not going to be up to the task. Brees loves to spread the ball around and uses every player in the offense over the course f a game. Marques Colston is Brees best receiver but he doesn’t focus on just Colston.
The Saints passed too much in the beginning of their game with Minnesota but don’t expect that to happen in this game. Brees has two great running backs in Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush and both are incorporated into the passing game.
San Francisco 49er Alex Smith is a curious quarterback. He has never developed into a star at the position but since being drafted number one overall out of the University of Utah, he has managed to stay in the NFL and is now back under center for the San Francisco 49ers. Waiting in the wings is another overall number one NFL Draft pick, David Carr.
Smith is not striking fear into any NFL secondary , especially the opportunistic New Orleans Saints. Expect Gregg Williams to dial up the blitz early and often in this game and Alex Smith will be forced into several mistakes. The passing attack edge is obvious in this game. The New Orleans Saints should run the San Francisco 49ers out of their own house.
New Orleans Saints vs -3 vs San Francisco 49ers: Pick Against the Spread & Final Thoughts
The New Orleans Saints looked rough offensively in their first game against the Minnesota Vikings but now they have have an extra three days to recover and practice. Drew Brees is the best quarterback and leader in the NFL and he will be able to get to the San Franciso 49ers defense with the deep ball early and often.
The San Francisco 49ers will be playing their first home game but a team like the New Orleans Saints is in an entirely different class. Take the New Orleans Saints -3 if it can be found but this line will move up by game time.
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