New Orleans vs San Francisco Wrap - San Francisco Wins 36-32
Alex Smith scorched the Saints defense for 3 TDs as San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32 on Saturday at Candlestick Park.
San Francisco won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 46.5.
Frank Gore rushed for 89 yards, while Alex Smith added 28 yards in the win. Vernon Davis and Frank Gore added 180 and 38 receiving yards respectively.
Christopher Ivory rushed for 23 yards for New Orleans, while Pierre Thomas added 6 yards. Drew Brees threw for 462 yards for the Saints, while receivers Marques Colston and Darren Sproles had 136 and 119 yards respectively.
San Francisco was outgained by New Orleans 472-407 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-17 by the Saints.
The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 31:20, longer than the 28:40 of their opponents.