In NFL Week 10, on Sunday, we have the San Francisco 49ers now 4-4 (3rd NFC West) playing at the now 4-4 New Orleans Saints (1st NFC South) with game time being 1 PM ET at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA on Fox TV. The Saints are favored in this game at -5 with O/U 49 and ML -240 comeback 49ers ML +200.
It’s incredible that a 4-4 record has a different meaning in NFC West that it does in the NFC West. The 49ers and Saints both with a .500 but their league dispositions are different. New Orleans has won two straight game and appear to be in good shape in their division, while the rest of the division, has at least 3 game losing stretches. The 49ers are now three games behind West leader Arizona and 1 game back of the Seahawks, and just 1 game ahead of the last place St. Louis Rams after they beat the 49ers 13-10 at home last week.
In the 49ers game last week their QB Kaepernick was harassed by the Rams pass rush as he was sacked 8 times, which does not speak week of the 49ers offensive line. In the last 2 games San Fran has allowed 14 sacks and in the first 6 games only allowed 13 sacks. On the offensive they have managed some 13.5 points in 2 games, and in their last three game their rushing offense has disappeared has they have only average 77 yards per game on 3.4 yards per carry. Their TE Davis in 2013 had 52 receptions for 13 touchdowns on 850 yards, and this season for six games average 2.7 catches and 26.8 yards in those games.
Offensive leaders for San Francisco are QB Kaepernick, who has completed 165 of 257 passes for 1,956 yards and 12 touchdowns with a 64.2% completion rate with 5 interceptions. RB’s Gore & Kaepernick combined for 170 carries for 746 yards with Gore scoring 1 TD. Receivers Bolden & Crabtree combined for 82 receptions for 902 yards with Bolden scoring 2 touchdowns and Crabtree scoring 3 touchdowns. The 49ers are averaging 21 points per game, while allowing opponents 22.3 points per game.
Leading the offense for the Saints are QB Brees, completing 229 of 329 passes for 2,524 yards with 15 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, with a completion rate passing of 69.5%. RB’s Ingram & Robinson combined for 152 carries for 771 yards with Ingram scoring 6 touchdowns and Robinson scoring 2 touchdowns. Receivers Graham & Colston combined for 74 receptions for 962 yards with Graham scoring 5 touchdowns and Colston 1 TD. New Orleans is averaging 28.4 points per game and allowing opponents to 24.8 yards per game.
The Saints last week had one of their best defensive games in their win over the Panthers 28-10 and allowing only 231 yards for the game, and in last 4 games have only allowed appoints 80.8 yards.
For the Saints or 49ers fans who bet on NFL with a local or at a online sportsbook, the NFL week 11 will see the now 4-4 San Fran 49ers play at the New York Giants now 3-5 (3rd NFC East) at 1 PM ET on Fox TV. The New Orleans Saints now 4-4 play at home against the Cincinnati Bengals now 5-3-1 (3rd AFC North) at the Superdome for Week 11 at 1 PM ET and on CBS TV.