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49ers vs. Saints final score: San Francisco wins a wild one

The San Francisco 49ers pulled off a stunning victory, defeating the New Orleans Saints in overtime by a final score of 27-24. We take an initial look at the game.

Chris Graythen

The San Francisco 49ers somehow came away with an unbelievable win on Sunday, defeating the New Orleans Saints 27-24 in overtime. The 49ers jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but seemed ready to cough it all back up. The Saints took the lead with under 2 minutes remaining in regulation, but the 49ers responded with a touchdown that included a crazy 51-yard pass. There was so much to this game, and we'll get to all of it.

The 49ers struggled with drops all day long, and it seemed like they were not going to give the 49ers a chance to win. Instead, they somehow figured it out, and managed a late field goal in OT. I am absolutely amazed at how all this went down. We can't even begin to account for the number of crazy things that happened in the closing minutes. Whether it be Colin Kaepernick's huge pass to Michael Crabtree, Jimmy Graham's near miracle touchdown at the end of regulation, or the entire overtime. It was a wild one.

The 49ers are now 5-4, and their playoff chances have gotten a HUGE boost with this win. They travel back to Santa Clara tonight, and then head back east to face the New York Giants in Week 11. They'll have Aldon Smith back for the game, and suddenly things are getting a whole lot more interesting.