What a regular season it was for the San Francisco 49ers. A 13-3 finish earned them the #2 seed in the NFC, and a slightly shorter road to Indianapolis next month.
The first-round bye gives the team a chance to not only rest up and prepare, but a chance to study their possible future opponents during wild-card weekend.
The 49ers actually learned their divisional-round opponent just last night. The New Orleans Saints' 45-28 victory over the Detroit Lions will send Drew Brees and his reckless(but very successful) offense to Candlestick Park for a match-up of two teams that seem to be polar opposites.Divisional Round
Due to the NFL's re-seeding rules, the 49ers will play the highest seed remaining in the NFC bracket. The Packers draw the low seed that fights their way through wild-card weekend, which will now be the winner of the Giants-Falcons game in New Jersey.
So when the Saints come marching in, San Francisco will find themselves just 60 minutes away from their first NFC Champions...