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NFL Playoffs Schedule: Saints Travel To San Francisco To Play 49ers

The New Orleans Saints didn't have much of a problem with the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game, 45-28. They move onto the Divisional round against the NFC's No. 2 seed, San Francisco 49ers. This will be a classic game of a great offense vs. a great defense.

The Saints finished the 2011 season as the No. 2 ranked offense and the 49ers finished the season as the No. 2 ranked defense. No one has slowed down the Saints offense in two months basically so the 49ers may not be expected to pitch a shutout here.

But the 49ers do have the pieces in place to beat the Saints. I'm not saying they will, I'm saying they have a good formula to do it. What you need to beat these offensive powerhouses is a front seven that can get to the quarterback and guys like Justin Smith and Aldon Smith can go do that. The 49ers should keep this competitive and they might even win.

But that's assuming someone can stop the Saints offense and, right now, that looks like a bad assumption.

Right now I'm rolling with the Saints. They're just playing too good right now.

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