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49ers take advantage of Saints' muffed punt, extend lead

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The 49ers took advantage of their opportunities early Sunday.

Marcell Harris recovered a muffed punt by New Orleans Saints return man Deonte Harris, which the 49ers eventually capitalized on with a 32-yard Robbie Gould field goal, giving the 49ers a 10-0 lead in the first half.

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Just about everyone had the Saints winning handily Sunday, but the 49ers are showing they won't just roll over early at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Nick Mullens found rookie Brandon Aiyuk for a touchdown on the 49ers' first drive to take an early lead.

New Orleans was scoreless through one quarter against coordinator Robert Saleh's 49ers defense.