Playoffs? Drew Brees remains confident about Saints’ chances

Saints QB Drew Brees is not letting Sunday’s loss impact his confidence that New Orleans will make the playoffs. (US Presswire)

Despite the bitterness of throwing two pick-sixes in a damaging loss to San Francisco on Sunday, Drew Brees left t..

Saints prepare for quick turnaround vs. Falcons

It was not a good day for Saints QB Drew Brees, who threw two interceptions returned for touchdowns, as well as being sacked five times in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. (US Presswire)

Playing Atlanta on the road four days after facing the NFL’s..

Monday Musings: Where do the Chiefs find their franchise QB?

I feel bad for the Kansas City Chiefs. As I continually watch their horrible quarterback play, it’s likely they will have the first overall pick with few options to fix that position at the top of the draft.

Right now, and the evaluation process is ..

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 12: Is anyone scared of the Falcons?

Is anyone afraid of the Falcons? Another close win on Sunday — this time 24-23 over the Bucs — Atlanta is tied for the best record in football at 10-1. But is anyone afraid of them? I ask that as someone who actually picked them to win the Super Bo..

Postgame analysis: 49ers 31, Saints 21

QB Colin Kaepernick salutes some fans after the 49ers won in New Orleans. (US Presswire)

The Saints were good enough to climb out of an 0-4 hole and get back to .500 at 5-5, controlling their own playoff destiny by kickoff against the 49ers o..

2012 NFL Grades, Week 12: AFC North race is all but over

The Steelers still control their destiny when it comes to the playoffs, with a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bengals in their pocket and a current grip on the No. 6 seed in the AFC.
One small problem: this team’s not very good without Ben Roethlisb..

49ers inactives vs. Saints

49ers inactives: FB/DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), QB Scott Tolzien, WR A.J. Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, S Trenton Robinson, OG Joe Looney, NT Ian Williams
Follow 49ers reporter Kyle Bonagura on Twitter: @CBS49ers and @KyleBonagura

Saints inactives vs. 49ers

Saints inactives: CB Corey White (left knee), Elbert Mack (concussion), OT Zach Strief(groin), DE Junior Galette (ankle), OT Charles Brown (right knee), DT Tyrunn Walker, LBScott Shanle.
Follow Saints reporter Guerry Smith on twitter @CBSSaints

49ers decision to bench Alex Smith for Colin Kaepernick a huge risk

The 49ers benching of Alex Smith for Colin Kaepernick is a high-risk decision if Smith is healthy enough to play.
Smith is 20-6-1 as the 49ers quarterback under Harbaugh and 9-3 on the road. It’s hard to deny that Smith’s 35 touchdown passes and just ..

Colin Kaepernick starting at QB for 49ers over Alex Smith as expected

Over the holidays, we passed along a report that Colin Kaepernick would start at quarterback over Alex Smith for the 49ers against the Saints this week, and Jim Harbaugh’s decision wasn’t based on Smith’s health.
Sunday’s game will reaffirm that. CBS ..