Originally posted by Fasteddy:
Though he picks NO for the close victory, I thought the analysis was solid and fair:
These days, I've been finding the quality on SI to be very good.
the point he made about there home and away splits is a lil worrying. all the talk is that the niners will win because the saints are not as good away as home. doesnt look like it here:
"Before arguing that the Saints can't win in the elements, consider that they're 12-4 outdoors the past three seasons and 22-13 since 2006. Their 62.3 winning percentage in the elements the last six seasons is only 4.4 points lower than their winning percentage at home (32-16) during the same period."
"Furthermore, they've scored at least 30 points 19 times in 35 outdoor games (54.3 percent) since 2006, compared with 25 times in 61 games indoors."
not saying that those teams they played all had a D like ours, but this knowledge goes against the saints home advantage, and away disadvantage.