SAN FRANCISCO – Alex Smith hit Vernon Davis on a 14-yard touchdown pass with :09 remaining to send the San Francisco 49ers to a Divisional Round victory against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 36-32 on Saturday afternoon.
The Smith-to-Davis connection was the fourth touchdown and fourth lead change in the final 4:02 of the game.
The 49ers move on to the NFC Championship Game, where they will face the winner of Sunday’s Giants-Packers game.
Kevin Kugler and Mark Malone called the action on the Westwood One/Westwood One Radio Network.
(Alex Smith’s 49-yd TD pass to Vernon Davis gives the 49ers a 7-0 lead)
(The San Francisco defense intercepts Drew Brees on the next possession)
(Smith hits Michael Crabtree to give the Niners a 14-0 lead)
(Drew Brees hits Jimmy Graham for a 14-yd TD to cut it to 17-7)
(Brees connects with Marques Colston to make it 17-14)
(Brees hits Darren Sproles and the Saints take a 24-23 lead)
(Smith’s 28-yd TD run puts San Francisco back ahead)
(Brees hits Jimmy Graham on a long TD to put the Saints back in front with 1:37 remaining)
(Smith hits Vernon Davis on a 14-yd pass for the winning TD with :09 on the clock)
(San Francisco wins the game)
(Vernon Davis’s postgame interview with Westwood One/Westwood One sideline reporter Scott Kaplan)
(Postgame recap from Kevin Kugler and Mark Malone)