Last week’s preview of the 49ers-Saints game was much easier for me to write. I was 80 percent sure that the Niners would win; just call it a strong hunch and I almost predicted the final score correctly. The game unfolded almost exactly how I thought it might. But Sunday’s game is a much different story.
After a long summer of talking about nothing but labor negotiations, a deal was finally reached and the official start of the National Football League begins Thursday night with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers hosting the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.