49ers vs. Saints: Key Stars Who Will Determine Outcome of NFC Clash

November 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two of the NFC's best teams will collide when the 7-2 New Orleans Saints host the 6-3 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The question is, which team's stars will prove to be the deciding factor?
Both teams have found help from unexpected sources at times this season. No one would have guessed that the Saints would pound the Dallas Cowboys on the strength of a 145-yard outing for Mark Ingram. Yet, he was a huge factor in their 49-point explosion. Tramaine Brock is far from a household name, but he happens to lead the Niners in interceptions on the season with four so far. 
Unheralded players stepping up when called upon is the hallmark of any good team. But when it comes to a marquee matchup like this one, the stars have to earn their paychecks. Here are the most important ones to watch as the Saints and Niners look to prove their worth in the NFC hierarchy. 
Frank Gore
Gore has proved to be an ageless wonder this season with 700 yards and seven tou...

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