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Lance Moore missed practice all week

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The Saints leave for San Francisco Thursday night, which means Thursday’s practice was really a Friday practice if this was a normal NFL week.

And that means Lance Moore (hamstring) didn’t practice all week long, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Unless Houdini makes him appear, the slot receiver looks unlikely to face the 49ers despite some optimism early in the week. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) also didn’t practice Thursday, but he did earlier in the week and seems almost certain to play.

Safety Roman Harper (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion, which is a great sign he will play at less than 100% after he missed practice on Thursday. Harper is a huge part of the Saints’ run defense and blitz packages, both of which will be key against the 49ers on Saturday.

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  1. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 12, 2012 3:44 PM

    Lance didn’t practice at all last week either genius and didn’t play vs Detroit. Didn’t look like it was an impact though did it? Still hung 45 for the 3rd straight week!

    You wonder why Saints fans get so chippy on this site? Its because the media loves to hate them, loves to attempt to keep them down. Why even write the article? What’s the point? It would carry much more weight if the headline read…’brees didn’t practice all week’. Dumb article, if you’d even call it that.

    Saints 42-20

  2. nineroutsider says: Jan 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    Saints fans, giving the 9ers very little credit, seem to think they could win this one with one hand behind their back, which it’s not.

    We will find out soon enough. Going to be a tough, hard fought game.

  3. rc33 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:01 PM

    Saints put up a paltry 22 points on Tennessee the last time they played outdoors. They averaged over 38 PPG in their eleven…eleven!…indoor games this season.
    And the Niners D is good.
    See ya Saturday.

  4. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 12, 2012 4:04 PM

    No lack of credit….we just know what the niner game plan is…stop the run and force Brees to throw. Okay…he will and we’ll score and score and score. Then our defense, who know one is talking about and for good reason, will show up and hit Smith often and early, get in his head and force him to make Smith-like mistakes…game over.

  5. nineroutsider says: Jan 12, 2012 4:05 PM

    @boisestatewhodat

    Not only is your comment ignorant and off topic (Brees catch his own passes, he is the only guy on the team that matters?), it is full of the type of arrogance that deserves to be humbled.

    Humbling will occur. Be sure to be on here after the game.

    9ers 27, Saints 24

  6. skippynj says: Jan 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    @nineroutsider

    I agree. It’ll be a lot closer than our last few games with us only winning by low double digits.

    Saints 30
    9ers 19

  7. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    This game won’t be easy but the Saints also don’t NEED Moore to win.

  8. waxedagain says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    “Safety Roman Harper (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion, which is a great sign he will play at less than 100% after he missed practice on Thursday.”

    Ummm….seems the blogger must have money on the ’9ers.

  9. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 12, 2012 4:47 PM

    Honestly, I think the Niners will have success in slowing the Saints’ offensive attack but not for four quarters. The Texans, who have a higher ranked defense than the niners, slowed Brees too…but not for 60 minutes and the Saints won.

    Not saying the niners aren’t capable of pulling it out but not Saturday…they’re catching this Saints team at the wrong time and you’ll see soon enough.

  10. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    Outsider, I said he’d catch his own passes? Can you read? Go ahead silly, re-read my post…

  11. mdd913 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:52 PM

    Moore is not the slot receiver…he actually plays outside on most 3-wide sets with Colston moving inside.

    It doesn’t matter b/c the Saints don’t really need Moore anyway. 45-10 Saints in a laugher

  12. theysone says: Jan 12, 2012 5:22 PM

    The Saints don’t really need Moore, their WRs seem to be pretty interchangeable anyway.

    However, the Saints aren’t going to win in a blowout. It’ll be a fairly close game, either way.

  13. saintsfan1111 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:35 PM

    @nineroutsider

    Yeah, I bet you were giving a ton of credit to the Saints when you guys routed us for like 10 years in a row. Pay back’s a bitch. We’re gonna enjoy it.

  14. citynative says: Jan 12, 2012 5:54 PM

    @Boisestatewhodat

    “You wonder why Saints fans get so chippy on this site? Its because the media loves to hate them, loves to attempt to keep them down.”

    ——

    Are you serious? After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Saints were the darlings of the media….and rightfully so. The community deserved to have people root for them. Fast forward to this year…a strong majority of media “experts” are picking the Saints. So what hate are you talking about? Seems like you have a complex.

    Also what is with your username “boisestatewhodat”. Sounds bandwagon to me. What football teams did you root for before these teams were good? 10 years ago was your username “TheUPatriots”? How about 20 years ago was it “NebraskaCowboys.” C’mon.

    Go Niners!

  15. jackntorres says: Jan 12, 2012 6:08 PM

    Are you serious? After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Saints were the darlings of the media….and rightfully so. The community deserved to have people root for them. Fast forward to this year…a strong majority of media “experts” are picking the Saints. So what hate are you talking about? Seems like you have a complex.

    Also what is with your username “boisestatewhodat”. Sounds bandwagon to me. What football teams did you root for before these teams were good? 10 years ago was your username “TheUPatriots”? How about 20 years ago was it “NebraskaCowboys.” C’mon.

    Go Niners!

    ——–
    Brees and the Saints never get mentioned like Brady, Manning, Rodgers. Even this year I hear that trio thrown around (Manning is injured, WTF you can’t say the word Brees?)

    Why do you think his teammates were happy when he got the record. He’s unselfish.

    WHO DAT

  16. nowillrepeat says: Jan 12, 2012 6:16 PM

    Expectations for these two teams are different.

    Jim Harborough ran onto the field at Detroit hooting and hollering like a high school girl that had just found out she had won prom queen.

    You don’t see that kind of reaction from a head coach in any pro sport, especially one that expects to win.

    I just think the Niners and their fans are still surprised at their season and more happy to be here than a Saints team that has won consistently for years, has a Hall of Fame quarterback and expects to go deep in the playoffs, if not win the Super Bowl every year.

  17. nowillrepeat says: Jan 12, 2012 6:26 PM

    Oh, and citynative,

    Maybe Boise is from Nola but went to school at BSU. And if not, then its because the Who Dat Nation knows no boundaries!!!

    But I’ll let him/her answer that.

  18. jimboslice208 says: Jan 12, 2012 6:42 PM

    The majority of the media are picking the Saints to win. The Saints get nothing but love. The niners have been underdogs since week one and are thriving in that role.

    @nowillrepeat

    Guaranteed no niner fans are jealous of Saints fans. Congrats for finally being relevant in the league the last few years. I was stoked when the Saints became a good team, the fans deserved it. But many Saints fans are becoming quite arrogant.

    For the non-arrogant Saints fan, here’s to a great game and may the better team win

  19. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 12, 2012 7:02 PM

    Can’t wait to see some Louisiana crow eating after Saturday.

  20. nowillrepeat says: Jan 12, 2012 7:14 PM

    jim:
    ————————————-
    Why would niner fans be jealous of Saints fans?
    That’s ridiculous and far from my point.

    There is no denying the niners have a far more illustrious history than the Saints, one of the best in the nfl.

    My post was refering to the current crop of teams.

    The fact is that the CURRENT niners havent made the playoffs in a decade and the CURRENT saints have had a great deal of success as of late.

    If the Saints lose, there will be far more disappiontment based on the standards the program has built over this stretch.

    I dont believe the team or the fans of SF have been screaming SB or bust since June. They were just hoping to gain some stability.

  21. geauxmez says: Jan 12, 2012 7:54 PM

    im tired of this ‘ the Saints arent as good on the road.’ nonsense…

    we won a superbowl outside. and we went toe to toe with the packers outside in week one.

    the formula to winning is much different on the road, which is why the Saints ‘score less.’ the goal is to control the clock and try to set the tempo yourself. All while keeping composure and dealing with crowd noise.

    san francisco has a great team this year; and if they pull off this win, then they deserve a trip to the superbowl. I just dont see field goals and hard defense winning this one.

    I pick my Saints pulling this one out 24-16

  22. blasterpastor says: Jan 13, 2012 10:51 AM

    Losing Lance Moore is not a deal breaker and, IMO, the Saints will win but the score will be close. Then again, how many of these sports writers (and fans from all schools) picked LSU to beat AL so badly that the score would be enormous? I don’t take seriously what most of these sports “pros” say!

  23. swac02 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:58 AM

    Really! nineroutsider dont throw stones if you live in a glass house arrogance! are you kidding me! finally New Orleans gets some recognition then everyone wants to say the people are arrogant, thats a bunch of crap! I’m from New Orleans and people from other parts the country use to look down on us saying things like our grammer is bad and that they couldnt understand what we were saying. Other cities and states talked about our school system and the people. New Orleans is finally coming up and having it’s day in the sun but people like you want to say it’s arrogance. You guys have all the movie stars big houses and a well steep history, all the money, in some ways New Orleans is still suffering, the devistation is still lingering from Katrine. Look at san Francisco with all their champioships, I guess you dont think no one else suppose to strive for the same thing, well it a new day we are no longer the Aints we are the New Orleans Saints and show some respect! if you wont give us we will take it on the field. You have history yeah but we have a very deep history of our own, have you ever been invaded, well we were and changed over a couple of times, that shows the toughness of New Orleanians. I give you all the respect in the world but as for as history with this nations is concerned your comparison would be like a baby.

  24. detroitniner says: Jan 13, 2012 1:16 PM

    This is kinda funny. The article is giving us info on practice time and who will not play tomorrow. It’s not talking about which city is better or who isn’t getting respect. This is about the Saints and the Niners. Leave your cities out of it. The injury info is important because if Harper isn’t @ 100%, the Saints will have issues on defense since he is their leading sacker and will have to cover Vernon Davis. Moore is important (whether Saints fans want to believe it or not) because he is BETTER than his backup. It’s relevant, that’s why it’s news.

    If anything the Saints are getting a whole lot more pub than the Niners. NO has Brees, SF has Smith. QB’s get the pub, advantage in pub: Saints.

    GO NINERS

    SF 27, NO 17

    That D is freekin SWEET!!!!

  25. canyondogh says: Jan 13, 2012 1:50 PM

    I’m hearin’ those New Orleans fans also liked Clemson ? : >) ( The line has moved to -4 . . )

  26. swac02 says: Jan 14, 2012 10:24 PM

    Congratz! to the San Francisco Fourty Niners for moving on from a Loyal Saints Fan I wish all the best, your my second best team, I’ll be pulling for you all during the playoffs keep up the good work we will meet again next years lol.

    Sincerely,

    jj

  27. leo5563 says: Jan 16, 2012 10:10 PM

    it will be nice to to see 49er’s and the ravens in the the super bowl? two brothers.

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