Riding a 237 yards total offensive output, the New Orleans Saints knocked off the San Francisco 49ers in a hard-fought victory of 27-13, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Contributing to this victory, Jameis Winston threw the football for 63 yards in relief of Drew Brees, who passed for 76 yards and a touchdown before leaving with injury. The Saints also had a rushing game that produced 114 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Winston contributed to this win by completing 6 of 10 passes, finishing the game with 63 yards, zero interceptions, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 78.30.
Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara led the rushing game for the Saints. Murray rushed for 57 yards from carrying the football nine times. Murray was helped by Kamara who carried the football eight times for a total of 15 yards. In the passing game, Winston was most successful throwing the ball to Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris. Thomas caught two passes for a total of 27 yards, while Harris contributed with 24 yards from four passes.
With no forced fumbles, one tackle for loss and two sacks , the Saints got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
In a losing effort for the 49ers, Nick Mullens attempted 10 passes and completed 24 of them. This performance resulted in 247 yards, two interceptions, one touchdown and a passer rating of 68.60 for the game.
The rushing game for the 49ers was led by JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon. For the game, Hasty rushed for 13 yards from carrying the football three times. Meanwhile McKinnon carried the ball 18 times for a total of 33 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the 49ers included Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne. Aiyuk caught seven passes for a total of 75 yards, while Bourne contributed with 26 yards from four passes.
Although their team lost the game, the 49ers defense ended the game with three sacks, and six tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles.
With the win, the Saints leave with a record of 7-2 for the season, while the 49ers record for the season is now 4-6.