Saturday, January 14, 2012
49ers Take Early Lead
Drive one looked like it was a whole lot of Saints, but Donte Whitner made three hard-nosed plays - knocking Graham out of the drive, finishing off a Spoles run, and a huge 3rd down hit that forced a fumble to end the Saints drive. Their defense completely shifted momentum, and two series later, Smith to Vernon Davis on a 49-yard touchdown puts the 49ers on top early.
The Saints experience and offense should have them rebound, but Candlestick is rocking early.
UPDATE: The 49ers Defense with another huge play as Dashon Goldson picks off a Brees pass and returns it to the Saints' 4 yard line. Crabtree in the endzone to go up 14-0.