And now we know.
The 49ers will play their first playoff game since the 2002 postseason on Saturday. The second-seeded 49ers will face the No. 3 New Orleans Saints on Saturday at Candlestick Park.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
The 49ers anticipated they'd open against the Saints, who closed the regular season on an eight-game win streak. New Orleans got some breaks along the way but defeated the Detroit Lions, 45-28, on Saturday at the Superdome.
And, now, Drew Brees and his teammates will be coming to town next week.