Originally written on Niner Noise  |  Last updated 11/14/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Talk about heart stopping.  The San Francisco 49ers win over the New Orleans Saints in the final seconds will always be remembered in franchise history.  How the touchdown from Alex Smith to Vernon Davis that propelled the 49ers to the NFC Championship will be referred to is still waiting to be written.  My vote is for The Catch 3.0.  Before the game the 49ers were not given a chance to defeat Drew Brees and the Saints.  Even with the best defense in the NFL most thought the 49ers would be no match for the Saints offense. And there was no way Alex Smith could be counted on in the clutch in his first career playoff game.  All week the 49ers heard knock after knock and why they would loose even with home field advantage, which makes the way the 49ers won the game in the final minutes so much sweeter.   In the hours before the game I was antsy waiting for kickoff.   Right before the game started I got nervous and excited.  I could only imagine what it felt like being inside the stadiu...
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