49ers Week Two Coming Out Party: Targeting the Incumbent Champion Saints

June 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mid June is an awkward time to think about a football game that's not going to happen until late September. The Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints, however, will be the season's first big indicator of what the San Francisco 49ers are capable of, and how far they have (or haven't) come since 2009.
You might say the Saints are coming off a pretty decent year. The did, after all, win a rather important playoff game, known affectionately as the Super Bowl. Beyond that, however, the Saints match up against the 49ers in a way that will test San Francisco's weaknesses—deficiencies that opponents often exploited last season.
Saints' Passing Game Vs. 49ers' Pass Defense
The Saints somehow managed to out-gun even the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Drew Brees has been among the league's premier passers for the last four years, averaging over 4,500 yards a season since he showed up in New Orleans. The Saints offense was first in yards per game ...

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