Saints vs. 49ers: Live Reaction, News and Analysis

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Saints vs. 49ers: Live Reaction, News and Analysis
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In a few hours, it’ll be time to abandon the hype, the predictions and the posturing.

It’ll be time to print out a roster sheet from the websites of the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. (Can’t tell the players without a program.)

It’ll be time to grab a seat on your couch, on your neighbor’s couch or in a booth at your favorite sports bar.

In short, it’ll be time to end all the (mostly) friendly pregame trash talk and let the Saints and the Niners get down to business.

Game time is 1:30 p.m. at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The TV broadcast will be on Fox (KTVU Channel 2 in the Bay Area and WVUE Channel 8 in the Crescent City). Flagship radio stations KNBR/680 and WWL/870 will carry the game in San Francisco and New Orleans, respectively.

While you’re watching or listening, join my Bleacher Report colleague Jesse Reed on the LiveBlog and check back with me for thoughts about the action every quarter.

Can the tough Niners defense shut down Drew Brees and his talented receivers? Or will Brees hit Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, et al. for big gains and big scores?

Will the 49ersFrank Gore blast through the Saints’ much-maligned defensive line? Or will the New Orleans defense rise up and throw Gore and rookie Kendall Hunter to the turf?

Whether you’re hollering “Go, Niners” or “Geaux, Saints,” stay with us for an afternoon of analysis, opinion and lots of fun. See you soon!

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