Good morning everybody. It's a day later and we now know who the 49ers will play next Saturday at Candlestick Park. The New Orleans Saints overcame a slow first half en route to a dominating second half and now get a chance to take on our second seeded San Francisco 49ers.
As far as I'm concerned, all that really matters is winning the Super Bowl. If the 49ers had gotten lower seeds I certainly would not have complained. However, the 49ers will likely be looking at a run through the gauntlet to reach the Super Bowl. They will have to beat the Saints this Saturday, and then more than likely the Green Bay Packers the following week. A win is a win is a win in the postseason, but there is always a little something to be said for taking down the best teams in the postseason.
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Ira Miller on the 49ers – this season and 1981, a conversation (Press Democrat)
Smith has played it safe and so far that's been enough (Press Democrat)
49ers’ Jed York says coach focused talented roster (SFGate.com)
49ers get a date with Saints, Brees (SFGate.com)
Niners look to vets with experience (Press Democrat)
Quick Take: Saints at 49ers (Sando)
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