NFL Week 2 Preview, Prediction: New Orleans Saints Vs. San Francisco 49ers

New Orleans Saints (1-0) vs. San Francisco 49ers (0-1)

When: 8:00 p.m. Monday, ESPN

SB Nation Saints: Canal Street Chronicles

SB Nation 49ers: Niners Nation

Breakdown: America loves the Saints as they return to national TV for the second straight week. The Saints offense wasn't quite up to their 2009 standards last week but after seeing the Seahawks put up 31 on the 49ers, I suspect they'll get back on track this week.

Player to Watch: Alex Smith. If the 49ers have any shot of winning this, Alex Smith will need a career game. He struggled last week and, frankly, it's hard to see him doing much better this week.

Line: Saints are 5.5 point favorites.

Prediction:I think that's a generous line for the 49ers. I'd take the Saints winning by more than a touchdown.

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