49ers Defeat Saints

Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers .  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers . (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: An exterior view of Candlestick Park is seen prior to the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Fans gather outside the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Fans gather outside before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Fans gather outside the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches his team before they take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints smiles on the sidelines before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers warms up with his team before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Ahmad Brooks #55 (L) and Patrick Willis #52 (R) of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers and his team prepare to take the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers and his team prepare to take the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Fans gather outside the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Fans gather outside before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Fans gather outside the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball as teammate Bruce Miller #49 defends against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: A San Francisco 49ers fan cheers on his team during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Ted Ginn #19 of the San Francisco 49ers leaps over teammate Frank Gore #21 during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers hovers over Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after Brees was sacked in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers hovers over Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after Brees was sacked in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers hovers over Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after Brees was sacked in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is sacked by the New Orleans Saints defense in the third quarter during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints runs in after a 66 yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: The San Francisco 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam performs before the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes from the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: The San Francisco 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam performs before the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass from the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: The fly over is seen before the NFC Divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints walks off the field in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass from the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers calls a play during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers reacts on the sidelines during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints falls in to the end zone for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers runs in after catching a 49 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates his 49 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with quarterback Alex Smith #11 in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown in front of Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks through Jabari Greer #33 of the New Orleans Saints after catching a four yard pass to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 49 yard pass from Alex Smith #11 (not pictured) to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass from the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking a 25 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 25 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers reacts on the sidelines during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before his team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers warms up with his team before the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Quarterbacks Alex Smith #11 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers prepare to take the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass from the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a first down against Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 49 yard pass from Alex Smith #11 (not pictured) to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 49 yard pass from Alex Smith #11 (not pictured) to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints reaches for the ball in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass from the pocket in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks through Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammate Dashon Goldson #38 after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 49 yard pass from Alex Smith #11 (not pictured) to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 49 yard pass from Alex Smith #11 (not pictured) to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown in front of Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints watch from the sidelines during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints falls in to the end zone for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Ricky Jean Francois #95 of the San Francisco 49ers pressures Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Ted Ginn #19 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch in front of Tracy Porter #22 of the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Tarell Brown #25 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch over Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Roman Harper #41, Jabari Greer #33 and Jonathan Vilma #51 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate breaking up a third down pass during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 41 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking a 41 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is helped up by teammate Zach Strief #64 after being sacked in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is sacked by Ricky Jean Francois #95 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is sacked by Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is sacked by Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates his 49 yard touchdown pass with fans in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates his 49 yard touchdown pass with fans in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Reggie Smith #30 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Ahmad Brooks #55 and Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers leap over Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass from the pocket in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass from the pocket in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Adrian Arrington #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers forces an incomplete pass against Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass from the pocket in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints runs in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers runs in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints runs in after a 66 yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 14 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a 14 yard touchdown pass over Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate a touchdown with teammates in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate a touchdown with teammates in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate a touchdown with teammates in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Courtney Roby #15 of the New Orleans Saints sits on the bench in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after catching a 14 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammates after catching a 14 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammates after catching a 14 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the 36-32. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
David Akers #2, Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2, Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
David Akers #2, Alex Smith #11 and Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012.
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is congratulated Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints after the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won with a score of 36-32. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is congratulated by head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints after the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won with a score of 36-32.(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after winning the NFC Divisional playoff game 36-32 over the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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