Gus Kattengell’s Saints Report – 49ers Game
It is a battle of 13 win teams Saturday as the Saints take on the 49ers in San Francisco.
On the defensive side of the ball, the game plan for the Saints defense is pretty simple, stop Frank Gore and limit TE Vernon Davis. Gore rushed for 1211 yards this season to go with 8 TDs. Davis had 792 yards on 67 receptions and had 6 TDs.
Saints LB Jo-Lunn Dunbar on each player. First on Gore.
I get the 49ers defense is good, good at taking away the ball as well. The Saints offense though is good at scoring, 42 points essentially a game at home, while on the road it drops to about 27 points. Its still 27 points. San Francisco benefits from shorts fields thanks to those turnover, but only manage field goals. They will need touchdowns I think to beat the Saints. The Saints defense against the run havnen't done a bad job, running backs like Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson didn't rush for over 100 yards against them this season.