People always use lame excuses like the team wasn't prepared or maybe a loss will help the team? What were they doing all week? Bowling? If they aren't prepared, then get coaches in here who will get this team ready to play. If losing helps a team, then the 49ers should be very good by now, with all the losing seasons they've had. Of course except for last years' thrilling 8-8. Can they beat the Saints? Yes. Will they? The answer remains cloudy.