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Saints 41, 49ers 23

Saints thrash 49ers, reach .500

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Drew Brees threw two touchdowns to Michael Thomas and another to Mark Ingram, who also ran for a 75-yard score a week after being benched by the Saints.

Ingram, replaced by Tim Hightower during last week's 25-20 win against the Seahawks after fumbling for a second straight game, scored his second straight TD for New Orleans on a career-long run to answer immediately after the 49ers' DuJuan Harris caught a 47-yard touchdown from Colin Kaepernick. Ingram's run also was the second longest in Saints history, and he wound up with 158 yards rushing as San Francisco allowed a 100-yard runner for the seventh straight game.

The Saints won their fourth in five games after an 0-3 start.

Brees dazzled in his debut at Levi's Stadium, where "Fire Baalke" signs were spotted in reference to beleaguered 49ers GM Trent Baalke. The QB has 449 career touchdown passes.



Saints 41, 49ers 23 11/06/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:00pm]
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