Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 11/24/12
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 49ers also top ...
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