Saints Slip Past 49ers

(New Orleans, LA) -- Garrett Hartley nailed three field goals over the final 7:53, including a 31-yarder as time expired, as the Saints slipped past the 49ers 23-20 at the Superdome. Drew Brees finished 30-of-43 for 305 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Saints, who have won two in-a-row to improve to 8-and-2 on the season. Jed Collins scored on the ground and Josh Hill had a TD catch in the win. Colin Kaepernick was 17-of-31 for just 127 yards with two TD's and a pick for San Francisco, which fell to 6-and-4 with its second straight loss. Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis both had touchdown catches in defeat.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says Marques Colston is a fixture for the franchise.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says they didn't panic when facing a tough situation.
Saints head coach Sean Payton says they didn't let the stage get to them.
Saints head coach Sean Payton says it was a hard fought game.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says they had too many missed opportunities.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says the Saints "D" is more confusing than it was last year.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh says they battled in the defeat.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh says if they give the effort they did against the Saints they will be fine in the long run.