Golden Nuggets: Here come the Saints

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Friday, November 15th, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

Good morning ladies and gents. Hopefully the stink of a loss has worn off by now and everyone is looking forward to Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. I personally am not looking forward to it, but that's because I've always been a huge fan of Drew Brees and ... he scares me. Brees is the best passer in the NFL, in my opinion, and the 49ers will have a very tough task at stopping him on Sunday.

My eternal pessimism aside, the 49ers aren't in a particularly poor place at this point. They're 6-3, and if they lose to the Saints, 6-4 isn't so bad either. They'll be in the playoffs this season regardless, and I doubt it will be at the head of the NFC West regardless. So I'm going to take shelter and weather the storm on Sunday.

But for those of you who aren't quite as pessimistic as I am, go ahead and read on for some 49ers links.

Practice report: No setbacks but no sign of Crabtree; Davis, Reid able to practice again (Inman)

Greg Roman on offensive woes: "It definitely starts with me" (Barrows)

Aldon Smith expected to play 'a lot' against Saints (Branch)

49ers believe in Colin Kaepernick, even if no one else does (BA Sports Guy)

Thoughts on Michael Crabtree's timeline (ESPN)

Harbaugh: 49ers considering adding tight end after injury-filled game (Barrows)

Crabtree, Carradine could stay sidelined against Saints (Branch)

Who's to blame for breakdowns in 49ers' passing game? (Maiocco)

Baldwin not much better than Jenkins (ESPN)

Welcome Back? (SI)

Lattimore expects to begin practicing next week (Maiocco)

Billick on Kaepernick: 'He needs his 10,000 hours' (Branch)

49ers to Face Master Play-caller in Saints Peyton (49ers)

Infographic: 49ers vs. Saints Preview (49ers)

Time to mobilize the QB (Cohn)

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