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Can 49ers slow down Drew Brees?

No defense has been able to slow down Drew Brees and the Saints' offense lately. Chuck Cook/US Presswire

The Denver Broncos' dramatic upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have stolen the spotlight, but Tim Tebow was not the league's best quarterback during wild-card weekend. That honor goes to Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, which is nothing new -- Brees has been by far the league's best passer for weeks. With the Detroit Lions ground-up beneath his shiny, gold cleats, Brees turns his sights west to the San Francisco 49ers, who allowed the fewest points in the NFC this season.

So let's get a jump on the coverage and ask the question: Is this the defense that can stop the unstoppable?