2012 NFL Playoff Schedule: A 49ers Victory Would Help Clear Path For Super Bowl XXIV Rematch Against Denver Broncos

The San Francisco 49ers are home underdogs to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday afternoon, but should they pull off the mild upset only one other game remains in the way before Super Bowl XLVI. For the moment, let's assume that the Niners make it to the Super Bowl, defeating either the Green Bay Packers or the New York Giants. Let's also assume that the Denver Broncos keep winning and make it Indianapolis for the biggest football game of the year. It's a Super Bowl rematch.

Back on Jan. 28, 1990, the Broncos and the Niners met in Super Bowl XXIV, which is a sore spot in Denver's playoff history. The 49ers won that game, 55-10. The Niners' 55 points remains the most points ever scored by a single team in the Super Bowl, and the 45-point margin of victory is also the largest in Super Bowl history.

Joe Montana threw for 297 yards and five touchdown passes. John Elway completed 10-of-26 passes for 108 yards and two interceptions. Does John Elway's vengeance await the Niners in the form of Tim Tebow?

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