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When the 49ers take the field against the Saints with either Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick at the Qb position a win in this game will have big playoff implications. While the 49ers are looking at a first round bye and possibly home field throughout the playoffs the Saints are looking to stay in the hunt. So with such a big game on the line for both teams the 49ers are keeping the Saints in the dark as to who to prepare for which is a very smart move for Coach Harbaugh.
For the 49ers to Start Colin in this game would be a very bold move at this point in the season and if he fails it would be Armageddon in San Francisco as everyone outside and some inside would be going crazy about the wasted opportunity. Once again the team would be trying to make right with Alex, and Alex to his credit will say and do all the right things the team will rally together and move forward. Colin did play great against the Bears and so did the rest of the team. It was only a couple weeks ago that Alex had an unbelievable performance on Monday Night as well. The 49ers have a couple other things to think about when possibly starting Colin in this game being in the dome and keeping up with Drew Brees. Colin is more likely to make the errors in this game as there will be a lot more pressure on to not make mistakes as a shootout could break out. Last Monday the Bears had little threat with Jason Campbell in the game and a loud crowd in our favor.