Saints vs. 49ers 2013 Preview and Matchup History

Sean Gardner

A detailed look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, as well as some standout individual performances by players from both teams before their Week 11 matchup on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-3) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-2)

SERIES

49ERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

46-24-2

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 2-0

Payton: 4-1

LAST WEEK

L 10-9 vs. Panthers

W 49-17 vs. Cowboys

LAST GAME

11/25/12: 49ers 31 at Saints 21. San Francisco LB Ahmad Brooks (50 yards) & S Donte Whitner (42) each record INT-TD. 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick adds TD run & TD pass.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/12

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (SF), 86 (NO). XM: 86 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 124-220-1,675-9-6-83.0

Brees: 247-363-3,064 (1C)-25 (1C)-7-108.9 (1C)

RUSHING

Gore: 162-700-4.3-7 (T3L)

Thomas: 96-364-3.8-1

RECEIVING

Boldin: 41-574-14.0-2

Graham (TE): 54 (T3C)-805 (3C)-14.9-10 (1L)

OFFENSE

321.6

422.7 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

+4

+5

DEFENSE

316.8 (3C)

317.6

SACKS

Brooks: 6.5

Jordan: 6

INTs

Brock: 4 (T3L)

Lewis: 3

PUNTING

Lee: 48.6 (1C)

Morstead: 46.1

KICKING

Dawson: 63 (27/27 PAT; 12/15 FG)

Hartley: 79 (31/31 PAT; 16/22 FG)

49ERS

Since Week 10 of 2012 (including playoffs), QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is the only player in the NFL with 4,000+ pass yards (4,198) and 9+ rush TDs (9). Including the playoffs, when Kaepernick starts and has 100+ rating, 49ers are 8-0.

RB FRANK GORE has 4 rush TDs in past 3. In the past four games vs. NO (including playoffs), Gore has 509 scrimmage yards (366 rush, 143 rec.) and 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush). Since 2006, Gore has 11,548 scrimmage yards (8,931 rush, 2,617 rec.), most in the NFL.

TE VERNON DAVIS had 7 catches for 180 yards and 2 TDs (49 & 14 yards) in the Divisional playoff. Since 2009 (including playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 43 TDs. Davis has 5 TDs in the past 6 games.

WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 34 career 100-yard receiving games.

LB NAVORRO BOWMAN leads the team with 76 tackles.

Since entering the NFL in 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is the only player with 18+ sacks (18.5), 15+ forced fumbles (16) and 7+ INTs (7).

In his last game, LB AHMAD BROOKS (50 yards) and S DONTE WHITNER (42) each had an interception return for a touchdown. Brooks tied his career-high with 3 sacks last week.

S ERIC REID leads NFC rookies with 3 INTs.

CB TRAMAINE BROCK has 4 INTs in the past 5 games.

SAINTS

QB DREW BREES has won 5 of 6 regular-season starts vs. SF & has 15 TDs, 4 INTs & 103.5 rating. Including playoffs, has 16 TD passes in past 5 meetings. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 36,635 yards & 269 TDs. Has 2+ pass TDs in past 21 home games, longest streak in NFL history.

RB MARK INGRAM rushed for career-high 145 yards last week.

RBs Ingram, PIERRE THOMAS & DARREN SPROLES all rushed for a TD last week.

Since 2011, Sproles leads NFL RBs with 205 catches, 1,821 receiving yards and 16 receiving TDs. In the 2011 Divisional playoff (1/14/12) vs. SF, he had 15 catches for 118 yard & TD (44 yards).

Since 2011 (including playoffs), TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 250 catches, 3,255 yards & 33 TDs. In 2011 Divisional playoff he had 5 catches for 103 yards & 2 TDs (66 & 14 yards).

WR MARQUES COLSTON had 7 catches for 107 yards & TD last week. Has 7,843 career receiving yards & needs 12 to pass ERIC MARTIN (7,854) for most in franchise history. Has 5 TDs in 4 meetings (including playoffs).

Rookie WR KENNY STILLS has 4 TDs in the past 4 games.

DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 sacks in the past 8 games.

Including the playoffs, S ROMAN HARPER has 1.5 sacks, INT & 2 forced fumbles in the past 3 meetings against the Niners.

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