New Orleans Saints @ San Francisco 49ers Sat. Jan. 14, 2012 4:30 p.m. EST
This Saturday night the NFL will showcase a classic matchup between a potent offense and a lockdown defense when the New Orleans Saints travel to the Bay Area to take on the San Francisco 49ers. This matchup will be intriguing for many reasons, but none more than Drew Brees facing off against arguably the toughest defense he has faced all season.
With this season being a breakout year for the San Francisco 49ers, new head coach Jim Harbaugh and company really doesn’t have much to lose in this matchup as they have already surpassed all expectations. Not only has their season been a resounding success, but this playoff game will be played at home with all the diehard fans on hand to watch what could be the beginning of great things to come for this storied NFL franchise.
Despite the San Francisco 49ers being arguably the best defense left standing in the NFL playoffs, the New Orleans Saints could very well be the best all-around team left in hunt of a Super Bowl title. With that being said, this game could be the Saints to lose in my opinion as they just have to get going at what they do best which is scoring touchdowns.
As of right now, the New Orleans Saints are the favorites to get the win this Saturday night with a -4 point spread. The Saints will get the win, but won’t cover.
My Pick: Take the 49ers at +4