Found November 24, 2012 on
The Saints Nation:
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers
In a rematch with the team that eliminated the Saints from the 2011 postseason, the Saints will this time host an incredibly good 49ers team in what figures to be a game between two hot teams. The Saints will without question need their very best to have any chance at being successful against an opponent that is complete in every facet of the game. The 49ers have very few weaknesses so this will not be easy, but I also have a feeling the Saints will come out ready for this one to play their best football of the season. Here's the five things I'm looking for in this game:
1. Will the Saints slow down the 49ers rushing attack?
This game pitts the 32nd run defense in the NFL against the #1 rushing attack in yards per game. That's right, the very best in the entire league running against the absolute worst defending it. That doesn't bode well. The offensive line of the 49ers is arguably the best in the league, and Frank Gore is a very good back behind them. The...
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Marques Colston has scored the 56th touchdown of his career and with New Orleans, surpassing Saints' all-time rusher Deuce McAllister for the club record.
Colston, a seventh-round draft choice out of Hofstra in 2006, surpassed McAllister with 10-yard reception over the middle in the second quarter of New Orleans' game against San Francisco on Sunday.
The touchdown catch...
Is it just me or has there been a spike in unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFL this season? New Orleans Saints lineman Brodrick Bunkley attempted to one-up Ndamukong Suh's groin kick on Thanksgiving by delivering a little swift kick of his own on Sunday. Watch as the former first round draft pick takes out his anger on San Francisco's Alex Boone by booting him in the back...
If you happen to be looking for the latest NFL wide receiver to do a touchdown celebration using Psy's "Gangnam Style" dance, it would be Lance Moore of the New Orleans Saints.
Last week against Oakland, Moore caught a 38-yard pass from Drew Brees and decided to bust out the dance in front of Raiders Nation at O.Co Coliseum:
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Southampton recorded back-to-back successes for the first time this season on Sunday, with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle enough to lift them out of the Premier League drop zone.
Saints skipper Adam Lallana and record signing Gaston Ramirez were on target at St Mary's, with the injury-plagued visitors unable to provide any kind of attacking threat.
Nigel Adkins' side looked...
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles is listed as probable to start against the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Sproles has missed the last three games after having surgery to repair a broken hand. Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas have been combining for carries in place of Sproles.
I'm still trying to figure out how New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston didn't end up seriously injuring himself on this brutal hit from yesterday's Saints/49ers game.
The incident happened in the third quarter of play as Colston was hit low by 49ers safety DaShon Goldson and was sent helmet first into the Superdome turf:
Thankfully for Marques...
NOT VERY SAINTLY
In what surely will result in a hefty fine from the league, Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley did his best Ndamukong Suh impersonation by kicking 49ers OL Alex Boone in the head. He was promptly ejected from game. Via Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports:With 1:13 left in San Francisco's eventual 31-21 win, the 49ers were set up to kick a 33-yard field goal, but the attempt was blocked by...
Saints linebacker Jon Vilma says he's disappointed that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers.
Vilma says he wanted to be present for witness interviews with former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo, who assisted the NFL's investigation into the...
At one point the Saints led 14-7 with under a minute left in the first half and were getting close to field goal range for a possible chance at a 17-7 lead at the break. Then, Drew Brees threw a horrible interception that was easily returned for a touchdown to make it a 14-14 tie at half. 6 sacks and another pick six later, the Saints lost 21-31. The game was largely a disaster in...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham only had four receptions for 33 yards on six targets Sunday against the 49ers, but it wasn't due to a lack of playing time. Graham played 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps, tops on the team among any WRs, RBs and TEs. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, TheSidelineView.comFantasy Spin:San Francisco arguably has the fastest linebacking corps in the NFL...
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFL game in the Superdome for kicking San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Alex Boone in the head.
Boone was on the ground after a Niners field goal was blocked, while Bunkley stood over him and kicked him in the back of the head as he was getting up.
In addition to being...
Saints linebacker Jon Vilma expressed disappointment on Friday that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers.
Vilma wanted to be present for witness interviews with former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo, who assisted the NFL's investigation into the...
The Saints' offense is largely responsible for this loss, no one more than Drew Brees for a horrible pick six to Ahmad Brooks before halftime that tied the game and forever changed the complexion. Brees would throw another pick six later, and when you consider the final spread in the game was 10 points, the fourteen give up on the two picks alone loom pretty large. But if you...
Late in today’s game between the 49ers and the Saints, Brodrick Bunkley let his frustration get the best of him.
Alex Boone, a lineman for San Francisco, was kicked in the head by Bunkley after a play. Boone was on the ground at the time, with Bunkley standing over him.
No harm was done to Boone, but the officials saw it and ejected Bunkley. Enjoy paying that fine, sir.
San Francisco receiver Kyle Williams and running back Kendall Hunter both were hurt on the same play during the second half of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Niners officials said Williams had a knee injury and would not return, while Hunter hurt his ankle and was questionable. The club did not specify which leg was hurt for either player.
Both had help off the...