November 06, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (4-4) at NEW ORLEANS (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 2-5-1, New Orleans 4-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 46-25-2

LAST MEETING - Saints beat 49ers 23-20, Nov. 17, 2013

LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Rams 13-10; Saints beat Panthers 28-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 16, Saints No. 14

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (11), PASS (22)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (5), PASS (3)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (7), PASS (3)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (10), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - This marks 49ers' third visit to New Orleans in three seasons, having split previous two. ... QB Colin Kaepernick has three TDs passing and one TD rushing in two starts against New Orleans. ... San Francisco enters on two-game losing streak. ... RB Frank Gore has rushed for more than 80 yards in four of his past five games against New Orleans, including playoffs. ... WR Anquan Boldin had six catches for 93 yards and TD last week while surpassing 900 career catches in his 164th game, making him the third fastest to do so in NFL history. ... WR Stevie Johnson has TD catch in three of his past five games. ... Rookie LB Chris Borland had career-high 18 tackles last week. ... LB Ahmad Brooks has 4 1/2 sacks, two INTs, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in four games against New Orleans, including playoffs. He has at least one sack in each of last four meetings and interception in each of last two. ... Rookie LB Aaron Lynch has sack in each of his last two games ... Saints have won three straight to take over first place in NFC South. ... QB Drew Brees has won six of seven starts vs. San Francisco with 16 TDs and five INTs. ... Saints have won past 11 at home overall, and past 20 at home, including playoffs, when coached by Sean Payton (suspended in 2012). ... Saints' last loss in Superdome under Payton was the 2010 regular season finale on Jan. 2, 2011 (vs. Tampa Bay). ... RB Mark Ingram has 272 yards rushing and three TDs in his past two games. ... TE Jimmy Graham has 12 TDs in his past 12 games in Superdome and had seven catches for 83 yards and one TD last week. He leads Saints in receptions (46), yards receiving (518) and TDs (five). ... WR Brandin Cooks leads NFC rookies with 43 catches. . LB Junior Galette has 12 sacks in past 11 home games. ... DE Cameron Jordan has 10 sacks in past 10 home games. ... CB Corey White has had INT in each of Saints' past two games.

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