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Golden Nuggets: Bring On The Saints

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.

49ers set to face Saints in NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs (Sam Lam)

49ers have 8.7% chance at winning Super Bowl according to Prediction Machine (Sam Lam)

Who were 49ers' MVPs? One man's opinion (Maiocco)

Hello again. 49ers to take on Saints next Saturday (Barrows)

DeBartolo says he looks at 49ers', nephew's success with pride (Barrows)

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 (

49ers get a date with Saints, Brees (

49ers will the play the Saints differently than Detroit (

Niners look to vets with experience (Press Democrat)

Vote Scheduled for Next Week on 49ers Stadium Parking Near Great America (NBC Bay Area)

Quick Take: Saints at 49ers (Sando)

Company for Larry Fitzgerald, Vernon Davis (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Figuring Out The Next Opponent | Fooch
2012 NFL Playoffs: 49ers And Honey Badger Don't Give A ..... | Fooch
AP 2011 NFL All-Pro Team: Justin Smith Is A Badass | Fooch
2012 NFL Playoffs: Defining, Managing, and Holding Playoff Expectations | WesHanson
2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists: Eddie DeBartolo, Charles Haley Make Final 17 | Fooch
Saints Defeat Lions: 49ers Clearly Should Not Bother Showing Up To Candlestick | Fooch

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