Saints/49ers 1st Quarter
The Saints were marching downfield on the first drive, gaining first downs into the redzone. That was until the 49ers defense played like it has all season long, forcing a fumble and recovering it near their own goal line. After punting, Alex Smith hits Vernon Davis in stride for a 49-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. On the following drive, Dashon Goldson picked off Drew Brees and Alex Smith connected with Michael Crabtree to go up 14-0. This has been a very physical game with a few fights already, and Courtney Roby fumbles the kickoff! San Francisco recovers and gets possession on the Saints’ 13-yard line. 3 turnovers for the New Orleans offense has the defense on its heels heading into the 2nd quarter with San Francisco inside the 10.