Golden Nuggets: Wake Me On Saturday For Some 49ers-Saints

We're a day out from the San Francisco 49ers' first playoff game since 2002. I feel like they haven't even played for over a month, though they only had one week off. I just want it all to happen already - I feel like I've said all there is to say about this game and now all I can do is sit back and see if I'm right. Whether I'm confident or arrogant, I think the 49ers will win the game in impressive fashion. The defense will step up and play very well and Drew Brees will put up yards, but not points. Let's get to the links for the day.

49ers LBs will be the biggest key in stopping Saints; Saints practice report (Examiner.com)

Harbaugh turns down heat in 49ers' kitchen (CSNBayArea.com)

DT McDonald: 'I shuld be ready to go by Saturday' (SFGate.com)

Harbaugh says QB Smith has "between rare and extinct" character traits (SacBee.com)

49ers vs. Saints: scouting zebras (BayAreaSportsGuy.com)

49ers Vs. Saints, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Alex Smith, SF Offense An Unknown Commodity (SB Nation Bay Area)

Turnaround wasn't a surprise to 49ers players (MercuryNews.com)

49ers go into full shut-down mode (CSNBayArea.com)

49ers notes: Ex-Saint Goodwin a "block of granite" on the o-line (SacBee.com)

Rogers good bet to re-up long-term with Niners (ProFootballWeekly.com)

49ers' Willis took a hard road to NFL supremacy (MercuryNews.com)

Saints have advantage in playoff experience (SacBee.com)

Offense Primed For Playoffs (49ers.com)

Being a Sheep

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