The San Francisco 49ers (6-4, 3-1 Home) will be out to prolong their winning streak when they host the New Orleans Saints (4-7, 1-3 Away) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. The 49ers are 9.5-point favorites, and the total is 43. New Orleans is coming off a 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams at Caesars Superdome last Sunday.
Andy Dalton was 21 of 25 for 260 yards and three touchdowns. Taysom Hill ran nine times for 52 yards. Chris Olave caught five passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. San Francisco won for the third straight game on Monday, beating the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 at Estadio Azteca.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 228 yards and four touchdowns. Elijah Mitchell carried nine times for 59 yards. George Kittle scored twice. He caught four receptions for 84 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2020, a 27-13 win for the Saints. Drew Brees tossed one touchdown for New Orleans, as Alvin Kamara scored once.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Saints are averaging 22.6 points per game for the season, 15th in the NFL, and they are facing a 49ers defense that has surrendered 17.3 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, San Francisco has scored 23.6 points a game this season, 11th in the league, and New Orleans is allowing 24.3 PPG (25th).
The Saints rank eighth in the league in passing yards per game (253.8) and 15th in rushing (117.7). They will be facing a tough test on the ground, as the 49ers are No. 1 in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (81.1).
Against the pass, San Francisco is 15th (224.3).San Francisco is 12th in the league in passing yards per game (245.3) and 12th in rushing (127.2), while the Saints are allowing 214.6 passing yards (8th) and 132.1 rushing yards per game (22nd).
Through eight games, Andy Dalton has thrown for 14 touchdowns (7 INT) and 227.4 yards per game to lead New Orleans in passing. In two away games this season, he has five TDs (5 INT) and an average of 267.5 yards passing.
Alvin Kamara leads the team in rushing with an average of 56.8 yards a game over nine games. He’s also contributed to the aerial attack with 42.8 receiving yards a game. He has one touchdown on the ground. Chris Olave is the Saints’ leading receiver with 76.0 yards a game and three TDs.
He is averaging 5.1 receptions on 8.3 targets per game. Jimmy Garoppolo has 15 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 239.9 yards per game through nine games to lead San Francisco. In four home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 234.0 yards.
Jeff Wilson Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 58.5 yards a game through eight games. He has two touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk has been the primary target in the 49ers’ aerial attack. He has six touchdowns and a 58.7 yard per game average through 10 appearances.
HOME AND AWAY
New Orleans is seeking to end a three-game losing run away from Caesars Superdome this season.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
SF 49ers -9 (-110)
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