49ers Win In Overtime Thriller; Break Losing Streak


The 49ers’ season was hanging by a thread heading into this game, and even though they looked dead at some points, they willed themselves into a win. The 49ers went into New Orleans and broke their 11 game home win streak by beating the Saints in overtime by a score of 27-24.

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The 49ers got out to an early lead by going ahead by a score of 14-0. An early interception by Antoine Bethea set the tone for the first half of the game, and the 49ers went into halftime up 21-10.

In all to similar fashion, the 49ers struggled to move the ball and score in the second half and let the Saints score 14 unanswered points with less than two minutes left to go in the game.

The 49ers looked dead in the water as Crabtree and Boldin dropped three consecutive passes. However, on fourth and 10, Colin Kaepernick pulled out some of his late game magic, and completed a clutch 51 pass to Crabtree, that allowed the 49ers to tie the game and head into overtime. Kaepernick finished the game with 210 yards and one interception.

After a couple possessions by both teams, the 49ers finally got redemption for last year with an Ahmad Brooks strip sack that wasn’t penalized. Phil Dawson kicked in the game winning field goal immediately after Chris Borland recovered the Drew Brees‘ fumble.

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  • The 49ers got back to their roots this game by running the ball 32 times and amassing 144 yards and two touchdowns. This game looked like a vintage 49ers’ game that Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde enjoyed.

    The 49ers’ receiving corps had a tough game today, as they dropped numerous passes. Anquan Boldin looked unlike himself, especially when you dropped what could’ve been a touchdown. Crabtree also had a few drops, but made the most important one that allowed the 49ers to kick the game tying field goal.

    As is custom against the Saints, the 49ers flustered Drew Brees. Although he did throw for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns, they intercepted him twice, and pressured him all game. It was only right that they won the game with a strip sack by Brooks. Mark Ingram ran for 120 yards on 27 carries and had one touchdown. While the 49ers were pounding Gore, the Saints countered with Ingram.

    The 49ers just might’ve saved their season with the win today. There is still a lot of football left, and the 49ers are still in the hunt.