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Saints lead 49ers 20-14 in back-and-forth battle

San Francisco 49ers v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 08: Jared Cook #87 of the New Orleans Saints catches a 26 yard touchdown catch thrown by Drew Brees #9 against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 08, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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Whatever the over-under was, it appears the over will rule in New Orleans.

The Saints scored, then the 49ers scored, then the Saints scored twice and then the 49ers scored. It’s 20-14 Saints only 17 seconds into the second quarter.

The 49ers punted on one possession, and the Saints failed on a two-point conversion. Otherwise, the defenses have done little.

Jimmy Garoppolo is 6-of-7 for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders has three catches for 125 yards, including a 75-yard score.

Drew Brees is 10-of-13 for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Jared Cook has two catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns.