Saints Vs. 49ers, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree Turn Interception Into Touchdown

Suddenly, it's the San Francisco 49ers that look like a point-a-minute outfit, and the New Orleans Saints like a massive underdog playing on the road. Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree combined on a short touchdown pass to give San Francisco a 14-0 lead late in the second quarter over the Saints.

The drive, set up by a Drew Brees interception, covered just four yards, but gave the Niners a commanding lead. And Crabtree was untouched on the touchdown throw.

SI.com: Saints-49ers live boxscore

The Saints might want to get things in gear before a red-and-gold landslide wipes out their Super Bowl hopes. One thing that won't help in that respect: fumbling the following kickoff, which Courtney Roby did, setting the Niners up in the red zone yet again.

For more on the 49ers, check out Niners Nation and SB Nation Bay Area, and for the Saints check out Canal Street Chronicles. Here's a look at the complete 2012 NFL playoffs schedule.

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