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Solid pre-game analysis from SI

Though he picks NO for the close victory, I thought the analysis was solid and fair:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jim_trotter/01/12/saints.49ers.preview/index.html

These days, I've been finding the quality on SI to be very good.
Originally posted by Fasteddy:
Though he picks NO for the close victory, I thought the analysis was solid and fair:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jim_trotter/01/12/saints.49ers.preview/index.html

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.
I don't think it's the elements that's the problem here, it's the turf itself. The field at the Stick is one of the worst in the league and one of the few at sea level
Originally posted by kodiak9er:
Originally posted by Fasteddy:
Though he picks NO for the close victory, I thought the analysis was solid and fair:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jim_trotter/01/12/saints.49ers.preview/index.html

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.

After watching the Saints/Det game I'm convinced the 49ers have an excellent chance of beating the Saints.
Det should've won that game but they couldn't tackle and intercept the football,something the niners are very good at plus we have a beast at pass rusher(Aldon Smith).As long as the Saints don't get up by 2 td's then they should be good.
On D they will bring the heat big time so if Harbaugh has his Offense prepared A.Smith & Co will make them pay

gO Niners!!!!!
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7453845/bill-barnwell-breaks-saturday-new-orleans-saints-san-francisco-49ers-playoff-matchup

Better read^^^
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7453845/bill-barnwell-breaks-saturday-new-orleans-saints-san-francisco-49ers-playoff-matchup

Better read^^^

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Overhyping Sproles & Graham way too much. We have 2 (not just 1) All-Pro (not just Pro Bowl) LBs. All-Pro DE Smith chasing from behind while Pro Bowl Goldson waiting upfield.

I feel Niners D is getting disrespected, I can only imagine how players feel!
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7453845/bill-barnwell-breaks-saturday-new-orleans-saints-san-francisco-49ers-playoff-matchup

Better read^^^

Great article, thanks for sharing
Originally posted by kodiak9er:
Originally posted by Fasteddy:
Though he picks NO for the close victory, I thought the analysis was solid and fair:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jim_trotter/01/12/saints.49ers.preview/index.html

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.

I hate when they go back several years for their arguments. Teams change every year so THIS YEAR is the only one that matters. This year they're undefeated at home and all 3 losses came on the road. They score significantly less on the road and haven't played a defense like SF.
NFC version of the RAVENS. Defense wins championships! Ask the Ravens and Ray Lewis(SB MVP) if this is true! # 92 ( Harrison) of the Steelers can also attest! Time for Willis to be known on an international level ! No excuses with a rock solid foundation in the years to come to build on!! Let's do it
If the D wins it for us, ALL DONE will have to play a majority of the snaps, whether run or pass, as Saints pass a lot more thant they run. Aldon brings pressure on passing downs and his blitzes disrupt running plays because he gets there so fast.