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San Francisco blows big early lead, but rallies to beat New Orleans 36-32

AP reports:

San Francisco, which took advantage of five New Orelans' turnovers, built an early 17-0 lead but had to rally back after the Saints took at 24-23 lead on a Darren Sproles touchdown reception with 4:02 left in the fourth quarter.

The 49ers will play the winner of Sunday's New York Giants-Green Bay game in the NFC championship on Jan. 22. San Francisco would host the game if New York wins, otherwise the 49ers will have to play at the top-seeded Packers.

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