The 7-2-1 San Francisco 49ers will take on the New Orleans Saints this week in New Orleans. The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against a Saints team that seems to be unstoppable as of late. The Saints have been riding a huge winning streak, but the 49ers have looked good regardless of who has taken the snaps. They have gotten victories despite a possible controversy brewing at quarterback. Recently, Coach Harbaugh stated that he had two hot-handed quarterbacks right now and did not specify a starter for this upcoming game.
The 49ers won big last week against the Bears at home. Kaepernick started for the 49ers and was making every throw. He was able to have success without using his legs and was not missing any throws, regardless of their difficulty. The 49ers strong running game certainly helped as play-action passing was used often. The team was able to shred a usually dominant Bears defense and will be playing a Saints defense this week that has been shredded by most teams.
The Saints have improved defensively and have been streaking lately. The team is now 5-5 on the season and is looking to make a playoff run. They have been sharpening up offensively and will be home this week in front of a hungry home crowd. The only thing that may slow them down is the fact that the 49ers did make them work harder by not naming a starter. They will now have to prepare for both Alex and Kaepernick. My money is on Smith starting and Coach Harbaugh using Kaepernick as leverage.