I was just listening to Bill Simmons' Mega Play-off Podcast (If you want to hear about the Niners, it's around the 45:00 mark in Part 3) and both the Sports Guy and Bill Barnwell liked the Niners chances against a high-flying offense.
Granted, the Red Zone Offense is a little bit of an embarrassment. But the Niners are the type of team that generates a lot of Red Zone Opportunities throughout the course of the game. Our Defense creates a lot of 3 and Outs, our Special Teams is maybe the best the NFL has seen in a Decade, and our Offense seems to roll in between the twenties.
If we play our game, always come away with points (and because of Akers studli-ness, that's never really a question) and hit on a few of our RZ opportunities. We can beat the Saints and the Packers.
We never turn the ball over and the Packers most recent winning streak was bookmarked by two defensive performances in which they did not cause a turnover. The 19 games between losses? The Pack D created at least one turnover a game.
Defense, Special Teams and Ball Security. Mix in a break or two and I'll see you guys in Indianapolis.