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San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints Open Thread

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Date: September 28, 2008
Time: 10:0am PST
Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Records: 49ers (2-1) Saints (1-2) Spread: 49ers +5; Over/Under 48; Money Line: 49ers +170, Saints -200 - I'd take the 49ers and the over.
Weather: 79°, 0% chance of showers, wind? It's a dome, so depends on the AC
TV Broadcast: Fox - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Chris Myers
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Joe Starkey, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Fernando Arias and Ambrosio Rico
Saints Coverage: Canal Street Chronicles

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Week 4 Prediction Games - If you forgot to pick any of the games, you can always just predict the later ones to get any points you can. If you miss all of today's you can just pick MNF if you want.

49ers: Questionable - S Dashon Goldson, CB Donald Strickland, WR Bryant Johnson, S Keith Lewis, S Michael Lewis; Out - CB Shawntae Spencer, OT Jonas Jennings

Saints: Probable - OT Jammal Brown, LB Scott Fujita; Questionable - CB Randall Gay, TE Mark Campbell, RB Aaron Stecker, LB Troy Evans, WR Terrance Copper, DT Antwan Lake, C Jonathan Goodwin, WR David Patten; Out - WR Marques Colston, CB Aaron Glenn, TE Jeremy Shockey, FB Mike Karney

First off, a school committment means I will be TiVoing the game and watching it during the afternoon games. Accordingly, I've pre-scheduled a post-game thread to go up around 1pm pacific time. I'll have a recap up probably around 5 or 6pm pacific time (possibly earlier since I'll be able to fastforward through commercials, halftime and boring announcer stuff).

As for the game itself, well it's a big one for the 49ers. The Saints are banged up, providing a decent chance at stealing a road win early in the season. A 3-1 start would be huge for the 49ers going into a tough stretch of the schedule. Of course, a 3-1 start will require execution in all phases of the game today. Even thought the Saints are banged up, Drew Brees and Reggie Bush are healthy and that could certainly be enough to defeat the 49ers. Either way, it should be an entertaining game.