Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/23/12

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers flips a pass to fullback Moran Norris #44 of the San Francisco 49ers during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Monster Park October 28, 2007 in San Francisco, California. New Orleans won 31-10. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
The big story exploding from San Francisco calls for controversy.Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith? The choice is not yours, but still an easy call at this point.Alex Smith has not received medical clearance to play (at the time of this writing). With no time to waste, reports acknowledge that Jim Harbaugh decided to assign the first-string practice snaps to the hot (and healthy) guy.Expect Kaepernick to lead the 49ers to the Big Easy Bayou for a matchup against the New Orleans Saints that looms larger than a big plate of prawns. Expect a great game from the participants of one of last year's best playoff games. The picture will be the same with a little change to the frame.1. The Saints lost their first four, but warmed up by winning five of their last six. Cajun-style playoff talk is simmering once again. Hold your hope Saints fans! Not only will the 49ers slow the Saints' roll, the loss will also initiate the decent from the playoff picture of the mercurial franchise. Despite their ...
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