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49ers Vs. Saints, 2012 NFL Playoffs Odds: Betting Line Opens With New Orleans Favored By 3

On Saturday night, the San Francisco 49ers watched the opening round of playoffs during their bye week and learned that they'll be facing the New Orleans Saints next week. the Saints knocked off the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card Round and earned the right to come to San Francisco next Saturday.

It was another typical offensive explosion on Saturday by Drew Brees and the Saints, who came to life in a big way in the second half of the game to take the 45-28 victory and advance to the second round.

It will be interesting to see how the offensive-minded Saints stack up against the insanely tough defense of San Francisco, but the early reports on the opening betting line appear to be in favor of New Orleans. According to Saturday night's post-game telecast on NBC Bay Area, the opening odds for the Saints-Niners game favor New Orleans to win by 3 points.

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