Saints vs 49ers Final: 23-20 - Recap
Drew Brees's 305-yard performance through the air was the key in New Orleans's 23-20 win over San Francisco on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The match was decisive in favor of New Orleans, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 50.5.
Pierre Thomas rushed for 49 yards, while Mark Ingram added 25 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Robert Meachem added 80 and 78 receiving yards respectively.
Frank Gore rushed for 48 yards for San Francisco, while Colin Kaepernick added 25 yards. Colin Kaepernick threw for 127 yards for the 49ers, while receivers Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis had 56 and 33 yards respectively.
New Orleans outgained San Francisco 387-196 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-12 by the Saints.
San Francisco lost the time of possession battle 34:39/25:21, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
New Orleans heads into a Week 12 battle against the Falcons. San Francisco, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.