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Saints vs. 49ers Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup on Sunday Night Football.

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-4) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-4)

SERIES

49ERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

46-25-2

STREAKS

7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 2-1

Payton: 5-1

LAST WEEK

L 13-10 vs. Rams

W 28-10 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/17/13: 49ers 20 at Saints 23. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 305 yards & TD. Saints K Garrett Hartley kicks 3 4th quarter FGs, including game-winner as time expires.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/17/13

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (SF), 139 (NO). XM: 85 (SF), 228 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 165-257-1956-12-5-94.8

Brees: 229-329-2524 (1C)-15-8-97.1

RUSHING

Gore: 116-472-4.1-1

Ingram: 88-431-4.9-6 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Boldin: 45-540-12.0-2

J. Graham (TE): 46-518-11.3-5

OFFENSE

345.6

436.5 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

+4 (T3C)

-6

DEFENSE

291.9 (2L)

370.5

SACKS

Brooks, J. Smith: 3

Galette: 6

INTs

Cox: 4 (1C)

White: 2

PUNTING

Lee: 47.1

Morstead: 44.7

KICKING

Dawson: 60 (18/18 PAT; 14/18 FG)

S. Graham: 63 (24/25 PAT; 13/14 FG)

The Bad

  • Colin Kaepernick has 3 pass TDs and a rush TD in two starts vs. the Saints.
  • Frank Gore has 80+ rush yards in 4 of the past 5 games against New Orleans, including playoffs.
  • Anquan Boldin had a TD catch in the last meeting.
  • Vernon Davis had a TD in the last game against New Orleans. In the Divisional playoff (1/14/12), he had 7 catches for 180 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Michael Crabtree had a TD catch in the Divisional playoff matchup.
  • Rookie linebacker Chris Borland had a career-high 18 tackles last week.
  • Ahmad Brooks has 4.5 sacks, 2 INTs (50-yard TD), forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 4 meetings with the Saints. He aims for his 5th game in a row vs. NO with a sack and his 3rd game in row with a sack and an INT.
  • Justin Smith has 2.5 sacks in the past 3 meetings with New Orleans, including playoffs.
  • Rookie linebacker Aaron Lynch aims for his third game in a row with a sack.

The Good

  • Drew Brees has won 6 of 7 starts vs. San Francisco with 16 TDs, 5 INTs and a 101.0 QB rating.
  • Mark Ingram has 272 rush yards (136 per game) and 3 TDs in his past two and aims for his third 100-yard game in row.
  • In the 2011 Divisional playoff, Jimmy Graham had 5 catches for 103 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Marques Colston has 5 TDs in five meetings against the Niners, including playoffs. In their 10/28/07 meeting, he had 3 TDs, tied for his most in game.
  • Junior Galette has 12 sacks in the past 11 home games. He had a sack in his last meeting vs. San Francisco.
  • Cameron Jordan has 10 sacks in the past 10 games at home. He had a sack in the last meeting against the Niners.
  • Corey White aims for his third game in a row with an INT. He had an INT in the last game vs. San Francisco.
  • Akiem Hicks had a sack in last meeting.

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