Saints Lose Heartbreaker to 49ers 36-32, Season Over

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints runs in after a 66 yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Game over. Season over. Don't really have anything to say right now. Coulda won. Shoulda won. Didn't win. Can't expect to win, though, with 5 turnovers.

We'll talk all about it tomorrow. I'm going to a Mardi Gras party to drink all my sorrows away. This one was an emotional roller coaster.

Reminder: no cursing. I'm banning people like crazy.

Ugh.

Team Stats

NO SF
First Downs 26 17
Total Yards 468 407
Passing Yards 431 264
Rushing Yards 37 143
Penalties (Yds) 0(0) 3(33)
Turnovers 5 1
Punts (AVG) 5(40) 8(43)
Time of Pos. 31:20 28:40

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 40/63 458 4 2
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
C. Ivory 9 23 0 7
P. Thomas 1 6 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Sproles 15 116 1 44T
M. Colston 9 136 1 31
J. Graham 5 103 2 66T

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
A. Smith 24/42 299 3 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
F. Gore 13 89 0 42
A. Smith 1 28 1 28T
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
V. Davis 7 180 2 49T
F. Gore 7 38 0 11
M. Crabtree 4 25 1 9
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