The Saints' win over the Eagles tonight means the 49ers, should they win Sunday, would visit the Panthers next Sunday for a game that starts at 10:05 a.m. (PST)
It also keeps alive the possibility of one final game at Candlestick Park. For that to happen, the 49ers, of course, would have to beat the Panthers and the Saints would have to top the Seahawks in Seattle. If both of those events occur, the NFC Championship game will be held in San Francisco.
- Matt Barrows