FIRST QUARTER

49ERS: Frank Gore, 4 run at 13:01 (Phil Dawson kick). DRIVE: 3 plays, 19 yards, 1:05. KEY PLAYS: Interception by Antoine Bethea at Saints 41 and return to 19. Face mask call on Parys Haralson gives 49ers first down at Saints 7. 49ers 7, Saints 0

49ERS: Carlos Hyde, 9 run at 4:17 (Dawson kick); DRIVE: 13 plays, 79 yards, 7:15; KEY PLAYS: Three third down conversions: Colin Kaepernick to Anquan Boldin for 13 yards on third-and-10 from the SF 32, Kaepernick for 19 yards on third-and-5 from the 50 and Kaepernick to Vernon Davis for 8 yards on third-and-4 from the 25. 49ers 14, Saints 0

SAINTS: Shayne Graham, 40 FG at 0:03; DRIVE: 10 plays, 54 yards, 4:14; KEY PLAYS: Drew Brees to Brandin Cooks for 40 yards to the SF 38, Brees to Marques Colston for 12 yards on third-and-7 from the SF 35. 49ers 14, Saints 3

SECOND QUARATER

SAINTS: Cooks, 31 pass from Brees at 9:13 (Graham kick) DRIVE: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:38; KEY PLAYS: Brees to Jimmy Graham for 9 yards to SF 46 and a first down. 49ers 14, Saints 10

49ERS: Boldin, 15 pass from Kaepernick at 4:45 (Dawson kick); DRIVE 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:28; KEY PLAYS: Kaepernick to Stevie Johnson for 20 yards to SF 40; Kaepernick to Boldin for 23 yards to Saints 25. 49ers 21, Saints 10

THIRD QUARTER

SAINTS: Jimmy Graham, 15 pass from Brees at 2:49 (Shayne Graham kick)

DRIVE: 10 plays, 64 yards, 3:55; KEY PLAYS: Brees to Ben Watson for 13 yards to SF 42; Ingram for 9 yards on third-and-3 at SF 35. 49ers 21, Saints 17

FOURTH QUARTER

SAINTS: Jimmy Graham, 2 pass from Brees at 1:52 (Shayne Graham kick); DRIVE: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:23; KEY PLAYS: Ingram for 11 yards to the Saints 31; Brees to Jimmy Graham for 13 yards to the SF 33 on third-and-9, Brees to Marques Colston for 24 yards to the SF 10 on fourth-and-3. Saints 24, 49ers 21

49ERS: Dawson, 45 FG at 0:49; DRIVE: 8 plays, 51 yards, 1:08; KEY PLAYS: Kaepernick to Michael Crabtree for 51 yards to NO 27 on fourth-and-10. Saints 24, 49ers 24

OVERTIME

49ERS: Dawson, 35 FG at 5:14; DRIVE: 1 play, 0 yards, 0:04; KEY PLAY: Brees fumbles by Ahmad Brooks and 49ers recover at Saints 17. 49ers 27, Saints 24

Final score: 49ers 27, Saints 24

Records: Saints 4-5; 49ers 5-4

Attendance: 73,129

-- Ted Lewis