The 49ers advance to the next round of the playoffs. With all the buzz going around that the 9ers did not belong in the post-season because of an overlooked mishap of the NFL with the tie-breaking procedure, the 9ers suited up to face the Saints and showed that they belong in the playoffs by beating the Saints in the WildCard Round. The 9ers were coming off an emotional win against the Cards in week 17 where the defense played lights out to guide the team to victory. Coach Jon only hoped that the defense would be able to produce equal effort in this game against the Saints who blew the 49ers out of the water in week 12, 26-0. We knew coming into this game that we had to limit the take aways from the Saints defense who picked QB - Alex Smith off 5 times in week 12. Smith came out ready to play in this one. Showing that he learned from as well as put week 12 behind him; QB - Alex Smith, when no one was open, didnt force anything and ran twice for some good gains to extend drives. He ended the day with ZERO ints. Gore ran the ball OK and did enough to keep us on the field and helped us to mix things up with the pass. The defense played great..picked off Drew Brees a couple of times and gave the Saints different looks to keep them off balance. 9ers played great against the run and recognized when the screen play was coming. The guy we couldnt stop, TE - Graham had a monster day...140 plus yards and was the Saints energizer making play after play. The game was 24-10 at the ending of the 4th when we encountered the disconnect. Rob fought back and put his team in position to make a strong run at trying to tie the game up. With 2 mins left in the game, Rob went in for the go ahead score on the 9ers 2 yard line to bring the game to 24-17. Saints had all timeouts remaining and made the 9ers punt with time on the clock, but could not muster up a good drive to get downfield. 9ers WIN and get some sweet revenge!!!