When the 49ers lose a game these days, the sky falls and Armageddon is at hand. After two consecutive terrific seasons and a Super Bowl appearance, head coach Jim Harbaugh has raised expectations to heights not seen since the days of Bill Walsh and George Seifert.So, when the Niners lost to the Carolina Panthers last week, 10-9, to halt a five-game winning streak, suddenly red flags went up all over the Bay Area. The Niners may have been 6-3, but observers noted that Harbaugh's team has actually been two teams this season. In their victories, they've been dominant. In their defeats – against three of the toughest teams in the NFL – they've been dominated.Now, the 49ers must travel to New Orleans Sunday to take on the Saints, a team that certainly ranks among the best and most explosive in the NFL. The 7-2 Saints are coming off a 49-17 thrashing of the Cowboys, have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees and roll up an average of 422.7 yards per game on offense, the second-best total in the league (behind Denver).So, in their 10th game, the 49ers face a big question: Can they beat a good team? And can they bounce back from adversity in the hostile...