SPORTS
01/14/2012 03:52 pm ET

Saints vs. 49ers Live Updates: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Game 1

San Francisco 49ers (13-3, 7-1 HOME)
vs.
New Orleans Saints (13-3, 5-3 ROAD)
4:30 PM ET
Candlestick Park
San Francisco, CA
TV: FOX
Live Blog: You're Already Here

Amazing offense against amazing defense. Does it get any better?

In the first game of the Divisional Round, Drew Brees and New Orleans' No. 1 ranked passing offense must go through San Francisco and a 49ers defense that only gave up 14.3 points per game en route to a 13-3 season.

Although the Saints have looked unstoppable ever since getting upset by the Rams in Week 8 (Nine straight wins, five of which they scored over 40 points), they have never won a road playoff game in team history. To make things tougher, San Francisco went 7-1 at home (an overtime loss to Dallas in Week 2) and only gave up 10.9 points at Candlestick Park.

Will New Orleans finally win a road game in the postseason? Or will first-year coach Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers earn a trip to the NFC Championship game?

FOLLOW HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE GAME. TWEET TO @HUFFPOSTSPORTS TO JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION:

01/14/2012 8:16 PM EST

@ TonyGonzalez88 :

That a way to go Vernon. Great heart and great clutch. You are one of the best. Jimmy you played outstanding as well. The futures bright.

01/14/2012 8:16 PM EST

GAME OVER

49ERS WIN 36-32 TO ADVANCE TO THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

01/14/2012 8:15 PM EST

4 lead changes in final 3 minutes. Unbelievable.

01/14/2012 8:15 PM EST

49ers called a timeout there.

01/14/2012 8:14 PM EST

Kickoff

With three seconds left, the Saints will have one final play to run from their own 14.

01/14/2012 8:13 PM EST

@ ProFootballTalk :

"Owens! Owens! He caught it! He caught it!"

01/14/2012 8:13 PM EST

@ richeisen :

Oh Lordy, what a finish. Like the Owens, Owens, Owens catch.

01/14/2012 8:13 PM EST

@ NFLONFOX :

What a game! #NFLPlayoffs

01/14/2012 8:12 PM EST

@ AdamSchefter :

The Catch.

01/14/2012 8:12 PM EST

@ EyeOnNFL :

Alex Smith just made himself a LOT of money in the offseason.

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