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Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
When: 21.25 (GMT)
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The last time the San Francisco 49ers took the field at the Superdome, they made a gutsy second-half comeback before falling short in the Super Bowl.
Based on New Orleans’ home dominance, the challenge for the 49ers to come out ahead could be even tougher when they return to the Big Easy on Sunday to face the Saints.
San Francisco (6-3) appeared to be on the wrong side of a blowout when it trailed Baltimore 28-6 early in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII. However, the 49ers overcame a power outage inside the Superdome and rallied to get within two points in the fourth before losing 34-31.
Though a return to New Orleans should certainly bring back memories for those 49ers who lived it, the team’s collective focus is on trying to bounce back from a frustrating 10-9 home loss to Carolina last Sunday. That likely won’t be easy against a New Orleans team that owns a 176-75 scoring advantage at home, where it improved to 5-0 after a 49-17 rout of Dallas last Sunday night.
A week after suffering their second loss in three games, 26-20 to the New York Jets, the Saints (7-2) recorded an NFL-record 40 first downs and regular season team-record 625 yards against the Cowboys.
Drew Brees was 34 of 41 for 392 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Meanwhile, a running game that came in averaging 79.8 yards gained 242 — the franchise’s highest total since 1990 — behind a career-best 145 on 14 carries from underachieving third-year pro Mark Ingram.
Brees has completed 74.4 percent of his passes and averaged 367.2 passing yards while throwing 18 TDs and two INTs — including none in the last three games — at home this season.
New Orleans averages 463.6 yards and 35.2 points at home, but it could have trouble reaching those marks Sunday.
The 49ers are fourth in the league allowing 17.2 points per contest and have yielded an average of 11.8 in six games since giving up 28.0 per contest over the first three.
San Francisco’s biggest issue, however, is trying to get its offense back on track against a Saints team that’s right behind the 49ers allowing an average of 18.1 points. The 49ers averaged 34.8 points and 357.6 yards during a five-game winning streak that ended when they totaled 151 against the Panthers.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 91 yards with an interception and was sacked a season-high six times.