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Week 10 Preview: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints

Previewing the match-up between the San Francisco 49ers visiting the New Orleans Saints, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 10 GAME PREVIEWS
IND @ TEN | HOU @ CLE | WAS @ DET | TB @ CAR | PHI @ NYG | JAX @ GB | BUF @ ARZ
LAC @ MIA | DEN @ LV | SEA @ LAR | CIN @ PIT | SF @ NO | BAL @ NE | MIN @ CHI

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints
When: 11/15 @ 4:25pm ET
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Saints -9
Over/Under: 49
Moneyline: 49ers +325 | Saints -385

49ers Key Injuries: Deebo Samuel, WR, Knee (Q), Kendrick Bourne, WR, COVID-19, Tevin Coleman, RB, Knee (D), Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Ankle (IR), George Kittle, TE, Foot (IR), JJeff Wilson, RB, Ankle (IR), Raheem Mostert, RB, Ankle (IR), Dee Ford, DE, Neck (IR), Soloman Thomas, DE, ACL (IR), Nick Bosa, DE, ACL (IR), Richard Sherman, CB, Calf is expected to return from IR
Saints Key Injuries: Drew Brees, Q, Shoulder (Q), Michael Thomas, WR, Ankle (Q), Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Back (Q), Erik McCoy, OL, Elbow (Q), Sheldon Rankins, DT, MCL (IR),

NOTES: Quarterback Nick Mullens passed for 291 yards and one touchdown vs. one interception last week. Has 250+ pass yards in eight of 11 career starts. Aims for his third in row on road with 100+ rating and zero interceptions. Running back Jerick McKinnon had 68 scrimmage yards (52 rush, 16 receiving) and rush touchdown last week. Leads team with six touchdowns (career-high five rush, one receiving) this season. Has rush touchdown in three of his four road games this season. Aims for his third in row with rush touchdown. Wide receiver Richie James set career-highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (184) and had third-career touchdown catch in Week 9, most receiving yards by SF WR in single game since Anquan Boldin (208 receiving yards on 9/8/13). Rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has 21 receptions for 297 yards and two touchdowns (one receiving, one rush) in four road games this season. Aims for his fourth in row on road with 5+ catches and 70+ receiving yards. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel had 109 scrimmage yards (76 receiving, 33 rush) in last meeting. Aims for his fourth in row on road with 5+ catches and 70+ scrmimage yards. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne had two receiving touchdowns in last meeting. Linebacker Fred Warner led team with 13 tackles and had tackles for loss last week. Has interception in two of his past three on road. Is only player with 70+ tackles (74) and 2+ interceptions (two) this season. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw had seven tackles and pass defended in last meeting. Defensive lineman Kerry Hyder has sack in two of his past three on road. Defensive back Jimmie Ward has 5+ tackles in six of his past seven on road and aims for his fourth in row on road with 5+ tackles.

Quarterback Drew Brees passed for season-high four touchdowns for 135.2 rating last week. Has 37 games with 4+ touchdown passes, most in NFL history. Passed for 349 yards and five touchdowns for 138.4 rating and had rush touchdown in last meeting. Has 3,011 pass yards (301.1 per game) and 27 pass touchdowns vs. seven interceptions for 104.7 rating in 10 career games vs. SF. Aims for his third in row vs. SF with 120+ rating and fourth in row vs. SF with 3+ touchdown passes. Quarterback Taysom Hill passed for 48 yards and had 75 scrimmage yards (career-high 54 rush, 21 receiving) in Week 9. Running back Alvin Kamara had rush touchdown last week. Aims for his fourth in row at home with 115+ scrimmage yards. Leads NFL with 1,036 (565 receiving, 471 rush) scrimmage yards and can become first player with 500+ rush yards and 500+ receiving yards in each of first four seasons in NFL history. Wide receiver Michael Thomas had 11 receptions for 134 yards and receiving touchdown in last meeting. Aims for his third in row vs. SF with 5+ receptions and touchdown catch. Has 10+ receptions and 100+ receiving yards in six of his past seven at home. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had third receiving touchdown of season last week. Had 36 catches for 502 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games with SF in 2019. Tight end Jared Cook had two receiving touchdowns in last meeting. Aims for his third in row at home with touchdown catch. Defensive end Cameron Jordan has sack in two of his past three at home vs. SF. Has three tackles for loss in four home games this season. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson had two sacks last week and had career-high 7.5 sacks this season. Defensive tackle David Onyemata had first-career interception in Week 9. Linebacker Demario Davis had sack in last meeting. Safety Malcolm Jenkins had first interception of season in Week 9.

Holden is a young writer with an avid passion for sports. He is currently a sophomore at CUNY Queens College. Holden has worked on multiple publications including Hardwood and Hollywood, The Knight News, and the Long Island Herald. He would prefer if you don’t mention Super Bowl 52.

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