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Center Jonathan Goodwin has been going around San Francisco's locker room offering bits of veteran insight here and there. Playoff knowledge, Saints knowledge.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien (3) watches NFL football practice in Santa Calf., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Tolzien is having a ball playing Drew Brees in practice this week. Not a bad gig for the little-known practice-squad quarterback, who wasn't even drafted after a stellar career at Wisconsin. He realizes full well that his role is mighty important in San Francisco's preparation for its NFC divisional playoff game against the high-powered Saints on Saturday at Candlestick Park.
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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.
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Last Week 3-0 (+9 Units)Season 42-37-4 (+ 11.5 Units)Last Season 53-47-2 (+21.5 Units)New Orleans (-4) at San FranNew Orleans finished the season 13-3, averaged almost 40 points per game at home, Drew Brees set the record for most yards in a season and they destroyed a good Detroit team last week. Thing is, they have to play the Niners in San Fran. Not the same as the Superdome....
Drew Brees knows how to manipulate a defense. Containing him isn't the only thing the fast 49ers defense has to be concerned about, writes Peter King in his divisional-round preview.
Not much is wrong with the New Orleans Saints offense, but there is a weakness on defense that has coordinator Gregg Williams cringing (the Vikings can empathize).