Looming showdown with unbeaten Niners highlights Saints season second half


The Saints sit home today on their bye week with eight more games looming when they get back to work. The voice of the Saints Zach Strief pinpoints a game that is clearly the highlight of the second half of the season - a December date with the NFC-leading San Francisco 49ers.

"I do think the Saints match up really well to that football team," Strief said. "I think [the 49ers] struggle offensively in that football game. I think the Saints come out with a big win in a game that is shaping up to be huge."

The Niners are currently 8-0 with the Saints right behind at 7-1.

Strief said the Saints will face another tough December test when the Indianapolis Colts visit for a Monday night showdown.

"I think that the Colts match up with the Saints pretty well," Strief said. "I still think the Saints are a better football team."

The Colts are currently the second-ranked team in the AFC. The Saints' next opponent though comes a week from today in the Superdome when they host the rival Atlanta Falcons. You can hear the full audio of Strief's season breakdown by clicking the podcast link.