New Orleans Saints

San Francisco over New Orleans 36 - 32

Game recap:

4th Quarter

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith connected with Vernon Davis for a 14 yard touchdown with :09 left in the game. Kicker David Akers hit the extra point to give the 49ers a 36 - 32 lead over the Saints. Drive: 7 plays, 85 yards in 1:28.

Drew Brees connected with Jimmy Graham for a 66 yard touchdown to give the Saints the lead over the 49ers late in the fourth quarter. Brees connected with Darren Sproles with 1:37 left in the game. Drive: 4 plays, 88 yards in 0:34.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith ran 28 yards to score a touchdown with 2:11 left in the game. The Saints stopped the 49ers attempt at a two-point conversion. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards in 1:51.

Darren Sproles took a pass from Drew Brees to the endzone for a 44 yard touchdown with 4:02 left in the fourth quarter. Kicker John Kasay hit the extra point to give the Saints their first lead of the game, San Francisco 23, Saints 24. Drive: 9 plays, 79 yards in 3:34.

San Francisco kicker David Akers made a 37 yard field goal with 7:36 left in the game to take the 49ers to a 23 - 17 lead over the Saints. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards in 3:02.

John Kasay hit a 48 yard field goal to bring the Saints back within three points of the 49ers with 13:08 left in the game. Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards in 3:26.

3rd Quarter

David Akers made a 41 yard field goal to take San Francisco to a 20 - 14 lead over the Saints. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards in 0:59.

2nd Quarter

Marques Colston brought in a 25 yard pass by Saints quarterback Drew Brees to add 6 points with 9:32 left in the second quarter. Kasay's extra point attempt was successful to make it Saints 14, San Francisco 17. Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards in 3:04.

Drew Brees connected with Jimmy Graham for a 14 yard touchdown pass with 9:32 left in the second quarter. Kicker John Kasay's field goal was good to make the score Saints 7, San Francisco 17. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards in 4:40.

Kicker David Akers hit a 25 yard field goal to raise the 49ers to a 17 - 0 lead over the Saints with 14:13 left in the second quarter of play in San Francisco. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards in 1:23.

1st Quarter

Quarterback Alex Smith connected with Micheal Crabtree to add San Francisco's second touchdown with 41 seconds left in the first quarter. David Akers' extra point was good to give San Francisco a 14 - 0 lead over the Saints. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards in 1:23.

The San Francisco 49ers scored first in Sunday's playoff game on a 49 yard pass from quarterback Alex Smith with 2:08 remaining in the first quarter. The touchdown was followed with an extra point by David Akers to give the 49ers a 7 - 0 lead over the New Orleans Saints. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards in 1:23.

Sun Herald updates this file during today's playoff game.

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