The San Francisco 49ers defense scored 14 points, wore down the New Orleans Saints, and came out on top, 31-21. Vote for your Saints player of the game, skim the recap, study the stats, and then discuss anything and everything in the comment thread.
In the latest "most important game of the year" for the embattled New Orleans Saints, my five-part plan for beating the 49ers includes: protecting Drew Brees and slowing the Niners' ground game, securing the ball, making defensive plays late, and winning the QB duel.
I spent some time talking 49ers vs. Saints with David Fucillo of Niners Nation, including who will start at quarterback, what to expect from Aldon and Justin Smith, and what the outcome will be in the Superdome this Sunday.
The streets of Montreal are really scary at midnight when you are truly afraid a bunch of drunken bikers are going to beat you because they disagree with your fashion sense. That was my all-time worst experience at a sporting event.