Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers have a first round bye in the NFC Playoffs this week and will then welcome in either the New Orleans Saints or the winner of the Atlanta Falcons or New York Giants game should the Saints lose to the Detroit Lions.

Wednesday morning, on 95.7 The Game, Harbaugh admitted that the 49ers coaching staff will commit most of their film study to the Saints during their bye week.

"More the Saints," Harbaugh said. "The greater share would be preparing for the Saints"

Translation: The Lions are junk.  Harbaugh is going all in (mostly all in) on the Saints knocking off the Lions this Saturday in New Orleans. Harbaugh, who had the hard handshake/swat on the back of Lions head coach Jim Schwartz after their Week 6 meeting, a 49ers victory, is probably trying to needle Schwartz in a convoluted way. To me, it's typical Harbaugh who is seen by many as very calculated and extremely pompous.  The PC "we're preparing for both teams" line was probably never a consideration.

It also comes off pretty cowardly, if you ask me, in a mud-slinging kind of way. If the Lions do upset the Saints, the 49ers won't have to face them until the NFC Championship in two weeks from now. That would mean the Lions would have knocked off the Saints and the Packers, who are very by nearly everyone as the NFC's two most dangerous teams. And, the Lions would have to beat both on the road.

I thought mud-slinging was more of an L.A. when rain hits the hills, but apparently their is plenty of mud to be thrown in NorCal too.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

Tim Tebow: Gators don't have offensive leadership, lack heart

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Pettine considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Percy Harvin speaks out: 'I'm not a perfect person'

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

College football's post-Week 8 Playoff projection

Ortiz surprised military families with World Series tickets

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Five most surprising NFL players through seven weeks

WATCH: Boxer viciously attacks referee at Euro Championships

WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.