Saints Vs. 49ers, NFL Playoffs: Jimmy Graham Is Just Fine, Scores Touchdown

Jimmy Graham went off with an apparent head injury in the New Orleans Saints' first drive, but was cleared to return to the game. His team is happy he did, as he's just pulled them back into a game that was on the verge of getting out of hand with an acrobatic touchdown catch. The Saints are now trailing by a score of 17-7, and are very much back in the game.

SI.com: Saints-49ers live boxscore

The drive featured what was almost the Saints' fourth turnover of the game. Donte Whitner, who is having a monster game, delivered a big hit on Darren Sproles and forced what was called a fumble on the field. Sean Payton challenged and won, with the official ruling that Sproles was down by contact. As this screenshot indicates, they made the right call.

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Brees was perfect on the drive, going 7-7 passing. The final completion was a 14-yard strike to Graham, and the Saints' tight end displayed some spectacular ups on the play.

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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