Saints' ground game looms large

New Orleans is well-equipped to run, and that's exactly what it must do vs. 49ers

Originally Published: January 9, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Of all the impressive feats the New Orleans Saints produced in Saturday's 45-28 wild-card win over the Detroit Lions, the ones that will help them most going forward likely went unnoticed.

We all knew the Saints could throw the football better than any other team in the league, which they proved against the Lions. Now what they'll need against the San Francisco 49ers are the kinds of consistent runs they received from their ground game. With that, they stand a good chance ...

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