Niners beat Saints in a high-scoring contest

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NEWS ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Niners bested the Saints in an absolute scorefest, 48-46. San Francisco improves to 11-2 on the season, and New Orleans drops to 10-3.

Robbie Gould drills the winning field goal for the Niners. | WVUE

Drew Brees accounted for six touchdowns on the day, four of those came in the first half. No. 9 hit Jared Cook for two scores, Josh Hill, Michael Thomas, and Tre’Quan Smith caught the others. Brees dove in from 1-yard out for a rushing touchdown.

Brees finished the contest going 29-40, 349 yards, and five touchdown passes.

Thomas registered 11 receptions on the afternoon for a 134 yards. Thomas now has 121 receptions on the season.

On the other sideline, Jimmy Garoppolo racked up four touchdown passes for the Niners.

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