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New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview

The NFC South race has been neck-and-neck throughout the first three months of the season, with the upstart New Orleans Saints just recently pulling ahead of fellow hopefuls Carolina and Atlanta in their quest to reach the division's winner circle.

In the month of December, which will begin with a home tilt against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Saints will go to the whip.

New Orleans made a statement last week, going to Atlanta and dismissing the favored Falcons by a decisive count of 31-13. That victory, coupled with enigmatic Carolina's loss in Washington, helped the Saints (7-4) wrest a one- game advantage over the Panthers (6-5) and a two-game edge on the Falcons (5-6). With a 6-1 conference record, Sean Payton's club also has a slight edge on the No. 2 spot and a first-round playoff bye in the NFC, with fellow 7-4 hopefuls Dallas and Seattle hot on New Orleans' trail.

A win on Sunday, which would also snap a two-game home losing streak for Payton and company, would help the Saints maintain those vital advantages.

The 49ers, meanwhile, will be simply be trying to remain a part of the playoff discussion. San Francisco saw its encouraging three-game win streak snapped in a heartbreaking 20-17 loss in St. Louis last Sunday, dropping Mike Nolan's club two games back of division-leading Seattle in the NFC West. If the Niners can manage to pull within one game in advance of a Dec. 14th date at the Seahawks, they will once again control their postseason destiny.

San Francisco defeated Seattle, 20-14, in Week 11, which means they are currently in command of any prospective tie-breaker with the Seahawks.

SERIES HISTORY

The 49ers hold a 45-20-2 record in the all-time series, but New Orleans has wins in five of the last seven head-to-head meetings. The Saints claimed a 30-27 home victory over San Francisco in 2004, which marks the most recent installment in the series. The Niners' last wins over New Orleans took place during the 2001 season, when they won both ends of a home-and-home against their then-NFC West rival. The 49ers and Saints met twice a year as members of the division from 1970 through 2001.

Payton and Nolan have never met one another, nor each other's respective franchise, as head coaches.

49ERS OFFENSE VS. SAINTS DEFENSE

Looking to keep up his prolific pace on Sunday will be 49ers running back Frank Gore (1177 rushing yards, 5 TD, 41 receptions), who carries a string of three consecutive 100-yard games into New Orleans. Gore went for 134 yards on 21 carries in last week's loss to the Rams, boosting his per-carry-average to a hefty 5.6 in the process. Gore is listed as questionable on the Niners' injury report with a shin problem, but is expected to play. If he has a setback prior to the game, Maurice Hicks (76 rushing yards, 13 receptions, 1 TD) would likely be the primary back and rookie Michael Robinson (83 rushing yards, 2 TD) the short-yardage back. Hicks carried seven times for 32 yards in relief of Gore last Sunday.

The Saints will be glad to see Gore and the 49ers conventional running game after Michael Vick and the Falcons' multi-pronged rushing attack amassed 281 ground yards against them last Sunday. Defensive tackles Brian Young (37 tackles, 4.5 sacks) and Hollis Thomas (40 tackles, 2.5 sacks) will be attempting to slow Gore when he runs inside, with linebackers Scott Fujita (74 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 INT) and Scott Shanle (73 tackles, 3 sacks) among those trying to make plays in New Orleans' second line. Thomas and Young combined for 10 tackles last Sunday, while Fujita led the LBs with seven stops. Middle linebacker Mark Simoneau (fractured hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday, and ex-Raider Danny Clark (15 tackles) would be in line to see action if Simoneau (44 tackles, 1 INT) can't go. Following last week's performance, New Orleans is now 29th in the league against the run (140 yards per game), and 31st in yards allowed per carry (5.0).

The 49ers are hoping for a bit more productivity from their passing game over the final month-plus of the season, as quarterback Alex Smith (1972 passing yards, 11 TD, 9 INT) has not thrown for 200 yards or more in seven of his last eight games. Smith has been mostly efficient, with a solid 60.9 percent completion rate and a 80.0 passer rating, but he did throw two interceptions in last week's loss to the Rams. Wideouts Antonio Bryant (33 receptions, 2 TD) and Arnaz Battle (38 receptions, 3 TD) continue to serve as Smith's primary targets, with tight ends Eric Johnson (32 receptions, 2 TD) and Vernon Davis (6 receptions, 1 TD) available over the middle. Bryant caught two passes for a team-high 53 yards last week; Battle had three catches for 36 yards but also lost a fumble; Johnson caught Smith's only touchdown pass of the day; and Davis logged his first reception since Week 1 after missing the better part of two months with a broken fibula. Smith's protection has been good for most of the year, and he has been sacked just 22 times in 11 games.

The Saints rank sixth in the NFL against the pass (183.5 yards per game), but their 20 touchdown passes allowed, the fourth-worst figure in the league, suggest that they are vulnerable to the big play. New Orleans also has just five interceptions on the year, tied for the lowest total in the NFL as Week 13 begins. Payton will need cornerbacks Mike McKenzie (31 tackles) and Jason Craft (36 tackles) to control the production of Bryant and Battle, with safeties Omar Stoutmire (50 tackles, 1 INT) and Josh Bullocks (57 tackles, 1 INT) lending support. Craft had a team-high-tying seven tackles against the Falcons last week. The Saints are also concerned about the status of top defensive end Will Smith (8.5 sacks), who is questionable with a knee problem after sacking Vick twice in last week's game. If Smith is unable to go, veteran Charles Grant (5 sacks) will have to assume the role of No. 1 pass rusher, with Rodney Leisle (10 tackles) perhaps tabbed for a starting role.

SAINTS OFFENSE VS. 49ERS DEFENSE

In search of his sixth straight 300-yard passing performance will be NFL MVP candidate and Saints quarterback Drew Brees (3463 passing yards, 19 TD, 10 INT), who is having one of the finest years for a signal-caller in league history. Brees, who threw for 349 yards and a pair of touchdowns in last week's win over the Falcons, is on pace to become just the second NFL quarterback to amass 5,000 yards in a season, along with the Dolphins' Dan Marino (1984). Life will be easier for Brees this week if his top two receivers - Marques Colston (54 receptions, 7 TD) and Joe Horn (36 receptions, 4 TD - both of whom are listed as questionable, can suit up. Colston (ankle) did not play last week, while Horn (groin) tallied three catches for 61 yards in limited action. Former No. 3 receiver Devery Henderson (24 receptions, 4 TD) and ex-Cowboy Terrance Copper (17 receptions, 3 TD) have helped pick up the slack amid the injuries, with Henderson going over 100 yards in three of his past four games and Copper scoring touchdowns in three straight contests. Brees has been sacked just 13 times all year.

Brees will be going up against a San Francisco defense that ranks just 25th in the league against the pass (221.5 yards per game) but has made some strides in that area over the past few weeks. One week after intercepting the Seahawks' Seneca Wallace three times, the Niners held St. Louis receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce in check to the tune of 93 combined yards and no touchdowns. Ex-Colts cornerback Donald Strickland made his first start as a 49er last week in place of the injured Shawntae Spencer (ankle), and fared well opposite NFL interceptions quad-leader Walt Harris (39 tackles, 6 INT, 1 sack). Spencer is listed as questionable for Sunday. Safeties Keith Lewis (34 tackles, 2 INT) and Mark Roman (38 tackles) combined for 16 tackles in the loss. A pass rush that has been hot and cold this season sacked the Rams' Marc Bulger twice, with end Bryant Young (5 sacks) getting credit for a sack-and-a- half. Linebacker Brandon Moore continues to lead the Niners in sacks with 5.5.

The Saints' ability to both reach and succeed in the playoffs could be contingent on the improvement of a running game that ranks just 28th in NFL rushing offense (94.9 yards per game) and yards per carry (3.5) as Week 13 begins. Both Deuce McAllister (654 rushing yards, 9 TD, 23 receptions) and Reggie Bush (331 rushing yards, 1 TD, 64 receptions) have done enough to keep defenses honest and open things up for Brees and the passing game, but neither have been consistent ground gainers. McAllister was able to punch in his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the year last week, while Bush had three catches to remain in the NFL Top 10 in receptions. Bush, who leads league running backs in catches, is averaging just three yards per carry in the ground game.

San Francisco had some trouble with the Rams' running game last week, allowing St. Louis' Steven Jackson to pile up 192 yards and a touchdown on 32 total touches. The Niners will have to be better at the point of attack this week, with Young (35 tackles) and fellow veteran lineman Marques Douglas 38 tackles, 3 sacks) leading the charge in the trenches. The San Francisco linebacking corps of Moore (53 tackles), Derek Smith (61 tackles), and rookie Manny Lawson (39 tackles, 2 sacks) had played well of late, but was relatively quiet against the Rams. Moore and Smith had six tackles each in the game, and Lawson tallied the first interception of his NFL career.

OVERALL ANALYSIS

During their defensive renaissance of the past month, the 49ers have been fortunate to face four teams - the Vikings, Lions, Seahawks, and Rams - whose offenses were in various states of disrepair. Not so this week, as San Francisco faces one of the league's most consistent attacks. There is little reason to believe that the Niners will hold Brees and the New Orleans passing game down to any significant degree, and it is equally unlikely that the 49ers - who have scored more than 20 points in a game just once since September - will be able to answer New Orleans score-for-score. Look for the Saints to keep San Francisco at arm's length throughout.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Saints 31, 49ers 21

January News
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December News
Bush is Ready for Return

November News
Saints Expect Bush for Week 11

October News
Bush Misses Practice
Impact Player: Reggie Bush

September News
49ers Defense to Keep an Eye on Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush Wants to Silence Critics
Bush Gunning for Big Gains

August News
Saints' Bush Driven to Excel
Reggie Bush Signs New Deal with Saints

June News
Bush Ready for Productive 3rd Season

April News
Saints Want Bush to Emulate Westbrook

March News
Reggie Bush Vows to Focus on Football

February News
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Dog thinks 2 $900 Super Bowl tickets tasty treat
Boonton man scores big with Super Bowl tickets
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December News:
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Bush Out For the Year 12/12/07
Falcons 14, Saints 34 12/10/07
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Buccaneers 27, Saints 23 12/02/07
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October News:
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Reggie Bush helped me through sex tape shame: Kardashian London, Jan 30 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian has credited her ex-boyfriend footballer Reggie Bush for helping her cope with the embarrassment and shame she felt after her sex tape with singer Ray J was leaked.

New Orleans Saints: Top Five Reasons Why They Should Cut Ties with Reggie Bush Reggie Bush’s career with the New Orleans Saints has been loaded with ups and downs.  He was an important piece to their Super Bowl run last season, providing a much needed spark in the playoffs that lifted the team to victory against Arizona in the divisional round.  However, he has also had some negative moments in his five seasons in New Orleans.  There were whispers in New Orleans of Bush’s ...

Reggie Bush helped me deal with sex tape shame, says Kim Kardashian Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Kim Kardashian is all praise for her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush.

Reggie Bush to the Dallas Cowboys? 4 Reasons It Would Work Around this time last year, I published an article detailing  why the Cowboys should have signed Reggie Bush  in the offseason.  Well, my thoughts haven’t really changed.  Here’s why Bush would be a valuable asset to Dallas.   4.  He may not cost anything (other than money, of course). Bush is due $10.5 million this season in New Orleans.  There’s no way he’ll be receiving that much money, so if ...

Kim Kardashian: ‘Reggie Bush Helped me Overcome Sex Tape Shame’ KIM Kardashian’s has credited her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush for helping her overcome her sex tape shame. The socialite was devastated when X-rated footage of her with former boyfriend Ray J was made public in 2007 and admitted it was only when she started dating NFL player Reggie later that year that she was able to come [...]

Reggie Bush ready to renegotiate with Saints Running back Reggie Bush was paid $8 million by the New Orleans Saints this season. For that, he missed eight of 17 games with a broken right fibula, carried the ball 36 times for 150 yards, caught the ball 23 times for 34 yards, fumbled once, and scored one touchdown. Next season he's supposed to make $11.8 million, but WWLTV of New Orleans reports Bush saying that he's willing to renegotiate ...

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New Orleans Saints: Payton, Super Bowl, Reggie Bush, Rothlisberger, Aaron Rodgers After an earlier ESPN report that indicated Saints coach Sean Payton is moving to Dallas, a source close to the team told WWL News that Payton will maintain a New Orleans area residence, while also purchasing a  new home in the Dallas area for his family. Payton, according to the source, and according to a Saints statement on Sunday, will remain head coach of the Saints. "A source close to ...

TV bosses apologize for Tracy Morgan's Sarah Palin comment; update: Charlie Sheen in rehab; Kim Kardashian: 'Reggie ... TV bosses apologize for Tracy Morgan's Sarah Palin comment; update: Charlie Sheen in rehab; Kim Kardashian: 'Reggie Bush helped me deal with sex tape shame'

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