American Football: Harbaugh must weather Brees storm
Saturday 14 January 2012
The New Orleans Saints, looking for their second Super Bowl appearance in three seasons, take on the San Francisco 49ers in today's divisional round play-off.
The Saints had the NFL's top total offense during the regular season while the 49ers had the NFC's top defence. The Saints are on a nine-game winning streak and their quarterback Drew Brees has racked up an NFL record 5,476 yards this season, eclipsing Dan Marino's 27-year record.
The 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh, said: "They are a great team, they have the ability to win a lot of different ways. They are a well-orchestrated, coordinated offense led by a quarterback that is having arguably the best year in the history of the game."
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