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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The San Francisco 49ers might be hitting that wall just as they get ready to enter the 2012 NFL Playoffs. It's too bad, because the New Orleans Saints are hitting their peak. The Saints are currently at 11-3, standing at ...

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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The San Francisco 49ers might be hitting that wall just as they get ready to enter the 2012 NFL Playoffs. It's too bad, because the New Orleans Saints are hitting their peak.

The Saints are currently at 11-3, standing at the number two seed and are charging hard into the playoffs. The 49ers are at 10-3, which means they have to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers tomorrow night to stay on pace. The 49ers do own the tiebreaker over the Saints though because San Francisco has the better record in-conference.

So the 49ers have a lot to play for when they face the Steelers. A loss drops them behind a New Orleans team that finishes up its season at home against Atlanta and Carolina, and the Saints would have to drop one of those games. While New Orleans would have to win their final two games to ensure homefield, San Francisco isn't exactly playing dominating football down the stretch to make you think they can win out, even if their final two contests are against St. Louis and Seattle.

San Francisco needs every game they can get at home at the Stick. While Drew Brees and the Saints can probably win away from the Superdome, the 49ers are probably less-equipped to win away from home with Alex Smith.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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I like the tone of the article, but let's remember, they still have to lose one.
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Tonight is going to be good, I'll be glued to the tube, with a corona or 2 or3 or4 well ya' get it, rooting for the Steelers to take down San Fran. The Steelers have a lot to play for so Frisco should get their A-game, and hopefully for us we keep the 2 seed. I've got a good feeling.
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The niners are going to beat The Rams, but they are going to lose tonight and they will be beaten by Seattle too.

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2nd spot comes down to tonight.... if SF wins they have a good shot at it... If they loose Saints stand a good chance at it... We still have to beat 2 division Rivals... So could be a little tough for us good thing we have those games at home.... But Tonights game is a key factor.. Hope those Steelers win Tonight
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can't remember a more meaningful late season MNF game: 2 playoff teams with high seeding on line. Pitt could end up 1 or 5.
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Geaux Steelers (tonight only).
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #8
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I like the tone of the article, but let's remember, they still have to lose one.
Aye.
But it is easier to lose than to win and
they have to win to keep the No2 seed.

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For us my mantra continues...

JUST WIN BABY!!
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Oh well........ Come on Seattle!!!
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