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Even though there have been some cracks in the foundation with two stunning straight-up losses as a favorite, most people would still agree that San Francisco remains one of the best teams in the NFL. At 5-2 SU and 4-3 against the spread it has forged it way back to the top of the NFC West and appears poised to make another deep run in the playoffs.
Quarterback Alex Smith continues to manage the offense well, but the 49ers primary game plan is to rely on a punishing rushing attack led by Frank Gore and a shutdown defense that is ranked first in the NFL in total yards allowed and second in points allowed.
The Saints held off Tampa Bay last Sunday to preserve a 35-28 victory as one-point road favorites to improve to 2-4 straight-up and 3-3 against the spread. New Orleans’ high-flying offense has helped take the total OVER in five of its first six games.
Even without a head coach, Drew Brees and Co. have had little problem putting points on the board and the offense as a whole is ranked third in the league in scoring with an average of 29.3 points a game.
The Giants shook off a sluggish 2-2 start to post three-straight victories that has them back on top in the NFC East at 5-2 straight-up. They are 3-3-1 against the spread this season and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the seven games.
The reason for the turnaround other than the fourth-quarter play of quarterback Eli Manning is a revitalized defense that has returned to the form that helped carry this team all the way to a Super Bowl title last season.