They're the incumbent Super Bowl Champions for a reason. They started last season 13-0. There's no test as obvious for the 49ers as their week two matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Super Bowl Champions. Let it soak in.
There is no greater contest than that against a reigning champion, and these Saints are entitled to the respect that comes with the territory.
They brings a potent, potent offense, complete with phenomenal passing game and a Super Bowl MVP at quarterback.
Now they're coming off a minor trouncing of the Minnesota Vikings, and over a week's worth of rest. The 49ers, on the other hand, are coming off a 31-6 shellacking from an average Seattle team.
A couple months ago, I thought San Francisco had a shot at this one when I published "49ers Week Two Coming Out Party: Targeting The Incumbent Champion Saints".
As Shakespeare's Mercutio said: Ask for me tomorrow week, and you will find me a grave man. San Francisco can only try to forge a home-made miracle against the league's elite aerial force.