Thursday Night Breakdown: Saints, Panthers Play For NFC South RelevanceThe Saints and Panthers can still contend for the playoffs in a diminished NFC South. But both teams need a win Thursday.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Defenseless Against New Orleans In 41-23 LossThe game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints went down just as most suspected: The great Saints offense shredded the poor 49ers defense, and on the other side of the ball, the bad San Francisco offense couldn't do enough against the ugly New Orleans defense.
The Five Best Games In The New Orleans-San Francisco NFL RivalryFor 31 seasons, the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers played each other every year as NFC West Division rivals, and while the teams' fortunes were quite different for most of those seasons, there were still some very memorable games.
Saints' No. 2-Ranked Offense Takes On 49ers In Week 9This is just what the 1-6 San Francisco 49ers do not need coming off a bye week: The New Orleans Saints offense is coming to town. Fresh off a win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Saints are flying high right now through the air.
TNF Fantasy Starters: Falcons Vs. Saints - Who To Play, Who To PassThe NFC South is the focus of Thursday Night Football this week as the New Orleans Saints take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.
Team Grades: 49ers Get High Marks Across The Board In Overtime Win Over SaintsThe 49ers knew that this week was going to be a tough test. The Saints were on a roll and at home, but San Francisco played well in all phases and survived an overtime thriller.
Kaepernick, 49ers Beat Saints In OT Thriller 27-24Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive in the final minutes of regulation, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
Opponent Profile: Saints' High-Powered Offense A Handful For 49ersThe 49ers hit the road this week to take on the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans started slow but has turned it around and will look to keep their winning streak alive. San Francisco has lost two straight and face a must win.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy GrahamThe Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
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Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks To DraftIt's a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don't mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that's a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.