Found January 14, 2012 on Chicks in the Huddle:
Drew Brees breaking Dan Marino’s single season passing record…awesome. The Saints breaking the record for most offensive yards in a season…sweet. Darren Sproles breaking the all-purpose yardage record…gotta love it! This season has been one for the books for the New Orleans Saints. And while all the accolades thus far are just swell, this fan wants to make a new kind of history. The Saints have never won a playoff game on the road. Not once. Ever. And when they’ve lost on the road, they’ve lost ugly. I witnessed them all and it’s safe to say that I’m still a little bit scarred. There was the 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears back in 1990. The stinging 34-16 beat down at the hands of the Vikings in 2000. And lest we forget that other meeting with the Bears back in the 2006 postseason when….well, let’s just say I can’t even look at a Teddy Ruxpin doll without wanting to spit on it. How fitting it would be this season for a team that has done so much to set itself apart from “Saint

Top 5 NFL Playoff Quarterbacks of All-Time

Clutch… ice in the veins… relentless…  These are phrases often used to describe NFL quarterbacks who perform best under pressure.  Regular season glory is good; just ask Dan Marino.  But if you ever want to truly be considered an elite NFL quarterback you have to perform when it counts the most and that’s in the postseason.  This is a list of guys who got it done in...

Saints get knocked out by 49ers, 36-32

Drew Brees overcame five New Orleans turnovers and a 17-point deficit to put the Saints on the brink of their first road playoff victory in franchise history. He could only watch as Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers stole it away in the closing seconds, ending the Saints' chances at another Super Bowl run. Brees capped his record-setting season by throwing for 462 yards...

49ers-Saints Preview: Keys to the 49ers defensive success

DEFENSIVE KEYS 1-TRAP BREES: Sacking quarterback Drew Brees is optimal, but the 49ers seem more intent on trapping him in the pocket. Brees is only six feet tall, but he's able to see the field by stepping up in the pocket and no one sees the whole field as well as he does. The 49ers plan to rush...

49ers' defense aiming for Saints' Drew Brees

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - One of the ways the 49ers will try to slow down Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints offense:...

San Fran No Treat

Allow Drew Brees to describe what the Giants’ offense will be up against in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park. “They’re a big, tough, physical team that comes up and hits you,” Brees said after the 49ers blew up his season. “They thrive on that. They can stop the run, rush the passer and then when you catch the ball, they’re going to light you up and...

San Francisco 49ers KO Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Alex Smith's 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis wins it in final seconds

The NFC Championship will go through the 49ers

Good riddance to the New Orleans Saints.  Don't let the door hit your a** on the way out.  If the NY Giants can pull off a great upset today and beat the Packers, it really should not matter who the Giants would face the following week.  You play whoever is in your path.  With that said, there was not a single Giants fan who wanted to see the team have to go through that...

49ers LBs will be the biggest key in stopping Saints; Saints practice report

Getting pressure on New Orelans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be the biggest task for the San Francisco 49ers this Saturday. The Saints offense is built on great blocking, which gives Brees great time in the pocket to make the...

Peter King: Niners look to oust Brees with patience, planning

Beating Drew Brees and the Saints requires brains as much as brawn. The Niners plan to use both in their division-round playoff showdown with New Orleans, writes Peter King.

Alex Smith out-duels Drew Brees in 49ers’ new coronation

Many will take the Vernon Davis touchdown catch from Alex Smith with 14 seconds left in the San Francisco 49ers' divisional round win over the New Orleans Saints and compare it to "The Catch," the pass from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark that happened 30 years and a few days ago and started the Bill Walsh 49ers dynasty by propelling the franchise to its first Super Bowl...

Divisional Saturday Game One Open Thread

We’re here, we’re here. Please don’t start without us. This is your open thread for today’s game. Live blogs are on tap for tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the offensive stylings of Drew Brees and…David Akers! We’ll be under way just as soon as Huey Lewis and the News go away forever.

Who’s Got It Better

The 49ers showed they belong in the conversation with the best teams in the league with a thrilling 36-32 victory yesterday. Some might even call the game a shootout, which barely anyone would expect the 49ers to be able to even manage, let alone pull out a victory against New Orleans. The Saints have one of the highest powered, explosive offenses the NFL has ever seen. Quarterback...
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