These two teams have showcased their skills throughout the season and many people, including myself, have been looking forward to this matchup all year.
This will be the best offense in the NFL going up against one of the most star-studded defenses in the league. The 49ers and Saints are about as opposite as teams can be, and their differences will be shown on Saturday.
The 49ers will depend on a heavy rushing attack and great defense, whereas the Saints will depend on their high-powered offense and bend–but–don't–break defense. Sean Payton has led New Orleans to a Super Bowl win and multiple playoff appearances, and Jim Harbaugh has the 49ers in place to make a run to the championship.
Some would agree that the winner of this game will go on to win the Super Bowl, and each team has the ability to do exactly that. This could very well be the toughest game of the season for either team, and both will have to play very well to advance to the NFC Championship game.
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