Photos: 49ers vs. Saints, pregame and game action _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton brings down his hands as defensive coordinator Rob Ryan raises them as they tried to pump up the crowd in a NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

Erick Scott, a former member of the Army infantry who lives in DeRidder, La. and did three separate tours in Iraq on the front lines, has been dealing with the affects of a trauma brain injury suffered in the war for the past two years.

Scott was in need of a dog for his post traumatic stres disorder therapy.

His help came from a Saint on and off the field.

Saints coach Sean Payton heard about Scott's dilemna from his Pay It Forward Foundation and made sure the veteran got the black lab, named Gumbo.

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