I haven't done this in a couple weeks, but I thought I'd throw out the Scouts, Inc. preview hidden behind the ever thoughtful Insider wall at ESPN.
The most important question for non Saints or 49ers fans is WHY TO WATCH:
We know what the 49ers defense can do, so let's check out what Scouts, Inc. thinks the 49ers can look forward to from the Saints defense:
If the 49ers are going to make things happen with the passing game, I think this is the perfect week. The Saints passing defense has been atrocious and a short, controlled passing game could be just the ticket to counter any offensive line issues. While many of us want to see Ashley Lelie make more of an impact, this is the type of game where Arnaz Battle and Darrell Jackson could excel. Scouts, Inc mentioned the potential use of play action, but we've seen the lack of that so far this season. Of course if the running game continues to improve, some PA passing could be just what the doctor ordered.
Once again I find myself gaining a little bit of confidence and hoping this is the week the team can turn things around, if only for a day.