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New Orleans -3.5 vs. San Francisco
The Saints defense has been stellar, but they can be manhandled by aggressive rushing attacks (5.0 YPC); the perfect elixir for a constrained Niners pass game. Vernon Davis is expected to play following a concussion. While the San Francisco front hasn’t recorded many sacks, they do get pressure, particularly up the middle (73.1 QB Rating against). Middle pressure forces panic throws from Drew Brees, because he simply cannot see. He’ll be tilting his head up with great frequency on Sunday afternoon. The legs of Colin Kaepernick hold the cards.
Prediction: 23-17 San Francisco