San Francisco 49ers Defeat New Orleans Saints 48-46

The San Francisco 49ers moved to the top of the NFC with a close win 48-46 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The victory kept the 49ers (11-2) in the hunt for the top seed in the NFC playoffs. San Francisco can secure a postseason berth if the Seattle Seahawks lose to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

The 49ers will play the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) next Sunday, while the Saints will host the Indianapolis Colts (6-7).

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