Found January 11, 2012 on NBC Bay Area:
All week the 49ers and Saints have been answering questions about an exhibition game they played against each other in August. Though both teams went on to have 13-3 seasons and will meet Saturday at Candlestick Park in an NFC division-round playoff game, they haven’t met since August. So that   game -- a 24-3 Saints victory -- has become the only measuring stick to compare the teams. Specifically, how the 49ers will counter the New Orleans blitz. In that August game, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams let his players lose, sacking 49ers quarterbacks six times in the first half. San Francisco’s offense looked overwhelmed. Now, months later, the 49ers are saying they know what to expect. Williams is known for blitzing, and brings defenders from everywhere. Safety Roman Harper, for instance, leads the team with 7½ sacks and 14 Saints have at least one. “Gregg blitzes like crazy,” 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin – a former Saint – told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle....
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