NFL capsule: 49ers 1-point favorites vs. Saints

November 24, 2012, 11:06 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (7-2-1) At NEW ORLEANS (5-5)Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOXOPENING LINE - 49ers by 1, per
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 6-4; New Orleans 6-4SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 46-24-2AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Saints No. 12 (tie)LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Saints 36-32, Jan. 14, 2012LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Bears 32-7; Saints beat Raiders 38-17STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers QB Alex Smith had three TDs, 0 INTs and a 103.2 rating when teams last met in last season's divisional playoffs. He also ran for a 28-yard TD. ... When Smith sat out last week (concussion), QB Colin Kaepernick had two TDs, 0 INTs and 133.1 rating in first career start against Chicago last Monday night. ... WR Michael Crabtree has four TDs in past three games. He also had TD catch in last season's playoff victory over New Orleans. ... 49ers average 165.3 yards rushing, most in NFL. ... 49ers allow 13.4 points per game, fewest in NFL. ... LB Aldon Smith has 29 career sacks, most by player in first 26 games. He had 5 12 sacks last week. ... New Orleans has won five of last six after 0-4 start. ... QB Drew Brees holds NFL records with TD passes in 53 straight games and 20 or more completions in 46 straight. ... New Orleans has allowed at least 400 yards of offense in all 10 games. ... New Orleans has rushed for 140 yards or more in each of last three games, all with RB Darren Sproles out (broken hand). ... WR Marques Colston has 55 career TDs and needs one more to pass Deuce McAllister for most by Saint. ... Colston has seven TDs in past seven games. ... WR Lance Moore had two TDs last week.