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Was that one of the greatest football games ever?
The San Francisco last second win over New Orleans had everything including a barnburner finish that will go down in San Francisco history.
It was eerie that 30 years ago Joe Montana found Dwight Clark in the end zone for an historic play off win against the Dallas Cowboys
Thirty years later Alex Smith found Vernon Davis in the end zone with just five seconds left.
When it comes to history Candlestick Park oozes it.
Saints coach Sean Peyton must have thought the game was won when the incomparable Drew Brees threw his fourth touchdown pass with a minute and 47 seconds to go.
But San Francisco at home are an historic tough nut to crack.
Alex Smith who had unimpressed in the game, suddenly, found his mojo and marched down the field.
Somehow he found his inner Joe Montana.
It was a great win for the Niner who will now fancy their chances against either Green Bay or the Giants next week in the NFC championship game.
Candlestick Park once more shook down the echoes and history was made