Sean Payton has the champions focused.
(Bill Haber / Associated Press)
Why you should watch
If Alex Smith plays that poorly again, there could be a quarterback crisis brewing in San Francisco. He will face heavy pressure.
Did you know?
Saints QB Drew Brees is 4-0 in his career against the 49ers. ... New Orleans WR Marques Colston has a touchdown in four straight Monday Night Football games. ... 49ers TE Vernon Davis has a touchdown in three consecutive home games. ... San Francisco's Justin Smith has the NFL's longest active consecutive games streak by a defensive lineman (140 games).