The San Francisco 49ers face yet another tough matchup this Sunday, as they travel to the Superdome to face the high flying New Orleans Saints. The Saints are coming off a laugher of a win over the Dallas Cowboys, absolutely blowing them out.
The Cowboys defense is kind of a joke, so the 49ers should be able to put up more of a fight. That being said, the Saints offense is serious business. This will be arguably the biggest test of the regular season. Add in the current struggles of the offense, and it's a tough one to pick for the 49ers. I do think the 49ers can beat the Saints, but they will have their work cut out for them.
As I look at it, the 49ers will need to focus on the ground game and keep the Saints off the ground. It'd be nice to see Colin Kaepernick put together a dynamic performance, but it comes back to Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon and maybe even LaMichael James, along with the 49ers offensive line, controlling this thing. The over/under on this game is 47 1/2. As the score of this game climbs, my concern grows. The 49ers could put up a lot of points, but their best shot is keeping it relatively low-scoring. It will take a dominant effort from the defense, but it is not out of the realm of the possible.
We're back with another set of picks with my boy James from Cover32.com/Raiders. I scuffled back to earth with a 6-8 performance last week, and I'm back under .500. Good thing I don't have real money on this!
|Colts @ Titans||Ind -3||Titans cover||Colts cover|
|Jets @ Bills||Buf -1||Bills cover||Jets cover|
|Ravens @ Bears||Chi -3||Bears cover||Bears cover|
|Browns @ Bengals||Cin -6||Bengals cover||Bengals cover|
|Raiders @ Texans||Hou -7||Texans cover||Raiders cover|
|Cardinals @ Jaguars||AZ -7||Cardinals cover||Cardinals cover|
|Washington @ Eagles||Phi -3.5||Eagles cover||Washington covers|
|Lions @ Steelers||Det -3||Lions cover||Lions cover|
|Falcons @ Bucs||Atl -1.5||Bucs cover||Falcons cover|
|Chargers @ Dolphins||SD -1.5||Chargers cover||Dolphins cover|
|49ers @ Saints||NO -3||49ers cover||Saints cover|
|Vikings @ Seahawks||Sea -13||Seahawks cover||Vikings cover|
|Packers @ Giants||NYG -6||Giants cover||Giants cover|
|Chiefs @ Broncos||Den -8||Chiefs cover||Broncos cover|
|Patriots @ Panthers||Car -1||Panthers cover||Patriots cover|