Found January 14, 2012 on Niner Insider:
It's been a physical game for the 49ers and the Saints, and the war of attrition is taking its casualties. Niners center Jonathan Goodwin was declared "questionable" for the second half after incurring a lower leg injury in the first half. Adam Synder replaced him at center until late in the...

49ers locker room reaction to stunning win over Saints

After their stunning 36-32 win on Saturday, here are some notable quotes from the locker room by the 49ers players. (Thanks to the 49ers PR staff for getting these quotes and stats in).JIM HARBAUGH: “Well, just...

Jackpot: Smith earns $1M bonus for reaching divisional playoff game

San Francisco 49ers fans hope Alex Smith looks like a million bucks in Saturday's divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.Whether he does or not, Smith has earned the seven-figure payday.The veteran QB has received a $1 million bonus from the 49ers for leading the club into the NFC's final four. It was a stipulation in his contract with the club that paid him...

49ers Bound For NFC Championship

The 49ers are bound for the NFC Championship after taking down the Saints in the Divisional Round with a final score of 36-32 at Candlestick Park. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Alex Smith was in top form, as he completed 24 of 42 passes for 299 yards, with three touchdowns against no interceptions - while also breaking loose for a 28-yard score on the ground. Running back Frank Gore...

Who Dat? The 49ers Dat Who…

The 49ers pulled off one of the great postseason come from behind victories in 49ers history. This ranks up there with the Catch, The Catch II, and now the Catch III. I’m not going to spend that much time writing about this, because it is time to celebrate. The 49ers are heading to the NFC Championship game where they will travel to Green Bay or host the Giants. You gotta give...

After early lead, 49ers kickoff team dances to the music

During the San Francisco 49ers win, the 49ers took an early, 17-0 lead. As the kickoff team lined up after the David Akers field goal, Candlestick Park was rocking. Obviously, the kickoff team couldn't help but DANCE! (Insert jazz hands here.) The 49ers employ the Gold Rush dance team, but those talented women need to watch for their jobs. It's clear that the kickoff team...

No experience necessary: 49ers' playoff rookies

The last time 49ers left tackle Joe Staley played in the postseason, he didn't receive a hefty playoff share. Instead, he got some less-than-remarkable gifts as a participant in the 2006 Motor City Bowl in Detroit. "We got a watch and I have no idea where it's at now," said Staley, who was a...

Donte Whitner Knocked Out Pierre Thomas During Saints/49ers Game (Video)

No penalty was called on Donte Whitner of the 49ers helmet-to-helmet hit due to the simple fact that Saints running back Pierre Thomas isn’t a quarterback. Share this:

2012 NFL Playoff Predictions: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers

The 2012 NFL Playoffs have already been chock-full of surprises and the Divisional Round should feature much more of the same.  It all kicks into swing with Drew Brees and the high-flying New Orleans Saints (14-3)—fresh off scoring their third consecutive forty-five burger at the rejuvenated San Francisco 49ers (13-3) on Saturday at 4:30pm EST on FOX. Currently as explosive as...

Whitner’s stick give Niners early momentum

A pass interference penalty committed by 49ers safety Donte Whitner against Saints tight end Jimmy Graham made Whitner an early goat in the first NFC division-round game. Whitner quickly redeemed himself. With running back Pierre Thomas catching a short pass from Drew Brees deep in San Fran territory and instantly accelerating toward the goal line,…

Davis' late TD lifts 49ers over Saints (AP)

Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday. Smith ran for a 28-yard TD with 2:11 left and threw another scoring pass to Davis.

Head-to-head hit on Saint legal

The helmet-to-helmet hit by San Francisco safety Donte Whitner that sent Saints running back Pierre Thomas to the locker room early in Saturday's NFC playoff game was legal.

Stingy 49ers slip past turnover-prone Saints

Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.
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