SAINTS 45 49ers 7 Both teams started off conservative and the action was slow. Towards the end of the first quarter the Saints began marching and capped off a TD and a 7-0 early lead. The game stayed that way until late 2nd quarter when the Saints got aggressive and put a strike from 30 yards out over the middle for a 14-0 lead. On the ensueing kick-off the returner fumbled it and Ruud returned it for a scoop and score. Half ended 21-0 Saints. The 3Q saw the 49ers open three and out and the Saints would eventually add onto their score thanks to some timely Niner turnovers. The 3rd quarter would end with the Saints up 35-7 and keeping momentum. The final quarter saw the Saints go deep into the playbook and try out some new plays as the team tried to just run the clock. Another late KO return fumble by the 49ers would close out the game and surmize the 49ers day. GG Boom29 My team came out and played lights out- Brees threw 5 TDs didn't hurt. The running game was effective even though the yardage isn't there. Felt like we had balance and that kept the 49ers guessing all game. Player of the Game: Drew Brees 17/24 298 yards 5TD 0ints. 70% completion rate.