Pulling big time for the 49ers this weekend vs the Saints. It's going to be interesting to see if the Niners defense can stop Drew. If so, they'll win. If it's a shoot out, not looking so good.
49'ers has got the only D capable of stopping brees in the play-offs in my opinion.
Craptree and gore will run the saints over!
The 49ers win in a close game. They play good defense and have a solid running game which should limit the number of opportunities Brees gets.
The last time the 49ers faced a 5,000 yard passer was Dan Marino in Super Bowl XIX. The 49ers defense shutdown Miami's offense. Same thing could happen with Drew Brees this weekend.
It gonna going to be a good one is all I will say be holding onto your seats!
The Saints struggle in the playoffs on the road. But that usually is because of bad weather. Alex Smith is a game manager type QB with 0 playoff starts. I Like the Saints to win.
Interesting that when I saw the game matchups my first thought was that I would rather see the Saints win this one as I think the Giants can take the Saints in a duel but the Niners would be tough!
But hey, its the NFL .. and the post season and anything can happen!
I have been a faithful Saints fan for more than 30 years, so I have to remain loyal! But, if any D can slow Drew enough to take the W, it would be the Niners. My loyalty is with the Saints, but (because I am a NorCal Gal) my heart may be drifting toward the Bay Area this weekend! No matter what, it should be a great showing for both teams!
Go Saints!...erraa....Niners,...oh damn...
I know the feeling .. but this transplanted west coast girl is a die hard NY fan. Be it the Jets or the Giants, a few weeks back, I won and lost on the same day!!!! Jets elimination made the rest of the season easy. . its all about the G-Men from this point on!!
I wonder how much of the "hurt feelings" between the two head coaches will play into the way these teams go to war. It goes without saying that Brees will be the best player on the field Saturday. But, the 49ers have a real rushing edge. If they don't bring every bit of this segment of their game, it may be a Saints blow-out. I have a feeling that we will be seeing the most critical events coming from special teams on both sides of the field! Can't wait for this game!
I think the officials will be critical in this game. If the Niners are allowed to get physical with the Saints' receivers, they can disrupt the timing and limit the big plays. If they call it tight, it could be a long day for San Fran.
It's all scripted. The harbaugh brothers will clash in the final. Probably with some slowmotion effect, where one of the cries while they hug.. just sayin'
what a breathe of fresh air having rebekahELLE here in the football forum!
It'll either be 10-9 or 48-7. Either way the Saints have the firepower and to be honest, the Niners don't, yet. Alex Smith is not top tier.
Both defense's are good but if the Niners defense has to spend a lot of time on the field they are toast.
Rooting for Brees cause he's from the Big Ten. Besides I like his pregame chants.
brees has to many weapons for the niners to keep up with, however there defence is the best its been in 10 plus years.
The playoffs are magical.
I really love that Alex Smith has a chance to right a career. Tim Tebow amazes me (I wish I could buy stock in Tim). I'll watch every down he plays. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are at the top of their games. Eli Manning could march his way to a 2nd Super Bowl. I wouldn't be surprised. Tom Brady stands in a class by himself. The brothers Harbaugh make a very intriguing story if they continue to win.
As a NFL football fan, it doesn't get much better than 2012!
I really don't know which team will win. I am a fan of Defense, but Brees is just explosive. Two years ago when they won the Superbowl, their D is better. The average score of NO when they are not at home this season is 27, at home it is 41. Maybe the NO will find a lot more inspiration to win now after the loss of the states college team LSU to Bama.
In New Zealand.. Our Experts say that we play real football - Rugby & League without body armor, helmets, tight pants and funny undies!
There are only 632 kiwis who know what NFL Football is or is all about. I am certainly no expert but I do enjoy the game and the playoffs. We have a few gridiron teams here, but they tend to be restricted to players who are 3'6" or shorter! Can you imagine how hard it is as a coach to find a QuarterBack under 3'6" who can stand out from the rest of the team?
The taller players are usually drafted into Rugby.
631 kiwis reckon that San Fran will win this game! The short bets lie with them.
I am a lot taller than the other 631... So I have to back the Saints!
Cool! I didn't know hobbits played football!
You should have known that! They all disembarked from that Taxi that you have ordered for 12/21/12 Randy!
I thought you'd sent them mate!
You both are funny!!!!
Hi PD and Randy Godwin!
Not me, PD! I'm not very tall either! Birds of a feather and all that!
Can they tackle their opponent too even if they are so small ? Oh those rugby players, they are big, tall and mean, yes!!!! Here, they changed the rules already, players are more careful now, players wear helmets, no helmet to helmet hits. The league (NFL) is beset with lots of lawsuits due to past circumstances.
There are NO LAWSUITS for Sports Injuries in NZ.
However... You get discounted bandages and blood transfusions Only!
Although you also get a 'Get Over It!' letter from the PM, along with $10 worth of track vouchers, to be used for rehab within a month of your injury!
I guess that is why our players are HUGE and Will Not wear those funny undies!
As far as the under 3'6" Short Players are concerned... In fairness to the future development of the game... there is No Age Limit on the players! I guess they hope to keep and foster experienced players, who though they actually won't get taller... can get wider and wiser!
These lawsuits are recent due to brain injuries and concussions suffered by past players although it is hard to prove them because of time element.
stocky players then..
What NZ needs are lawyers. There are a lot of good ones in America. Give them perks and they will come.
It will be hard to top that nail-biter, that's for sure.
The Niners totally deserved that.
Blood pressure high in our house this afternoon.
Gotta practice some "ommmms" before tomorrow.
Eli, Eli, Eli!!
Sweet win for the 49'ers EVEN though I thought the Saints saved themselves in that last minute. My dog kept looking at me wondering if I was ok during the last 5 minutes. I wanted the Saints to win, but who can say SF didn't deserve that win.
I must concede... San Fran earned the final minute win!
Wow a few here picked the mistakes from the Saints as being their main problem.. but really some of them were well forced by a pretty determined 49ers team!
well, yeah, I do agree that they were very determined but their defense was strong throughout the game. It felt like watching modern day gladiators with some plays. I wasn't one of the happy fans at the end of the game. I thought the Saints last touchdown would seal the deal. I guess they thought that too.
Now I know who Alex Smith is.
great game big upset!!!!! I just want to know how do you let alex smith score like that. It took fim 4ever to run those 20 yards! The te went off yesterday davis,gronk,graham so maybe finley, pita and dickson will to.
by LakeShow T 12 years ago
Being that my game already happened on Thursday between the Vikings and Saints, the remaining game that I am most looking forward to is the Monday night game:Baltimore Ravensvs.New York JetsBoth teams were amongst the most active in the NFL off season. In fact, I would say these are the two teams...
by matsplat15 13 years ago
Are the saints gonna go undefeated or do u think they will lose
by EJ Lambert 9 years ago
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by I am DB Cooper 11 years ago
The Giants and 49ers were both underdogs this past weekend, and both came away with a win. Now they'll play each other for the right to advance to the Super Bowl. Who do you think will win this matchup?
by Sam Tumblin 8 years ago
Minnesota versus Saints any post game thoughts?Saints and Minnesota both had highs and lows in the game. This was a much needed victory for the Saints. What your thoughts on this game?
by Kelly W. Patterson 13 years ago
I'm taking Tampa Bay straight up to win on the field. The Saints have been showing up late for the past four weeks and they have the big game against the Patriots next week. I think they are gonna take their eye off the prize and the Bucs are gonna pull off the shocker.
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