This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 10 road game against the Saints. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
12:26 The Saints seem to be going for it on fourth-and-inches from their 33.
12:27 Drew Brees sneaks forward to the 35. First down.
12:28 Brees overthrows an open Kenny Stills deep down the middle of the field on the next play.
12:29 Brees throws a short pass to Ingram on third-and-10. Eric Reid tackles him two yards short of the first down. The Saints will punt.
12:31 Perrish Cox returns the punt to the Niners’ 17.
12:38 Parys Haralson sacks Kaepernick on third-and-four from midfield. Carlos Hyde whiffed in blitz pickup. That’s why he doesn’t play more. Roman should not have asked him to pick up a blitz on such a crucial third down. Andy Lee punts the ball into the end zone for a touchback.
1:13 Brees scrambles for 5 yards on first down and hits Graham for 15 yards on second down. The Saints take their final timeout with 20 seconds left.
12:44 Jimmy Graham beats Jimmie Ward for a first down on third-and-9 from the Saints’ 46.
12:46 Wilhoite breaks up a pass intended for Marques Colston on third-and-3 from the Niners’ 34. The Saints take their first timeout. Will they go for it on third down? The field goal would be a 52-yarder.
12:49 They go for it. Brees hits Colston underneath. Culliver and Reid run into each other and Colston runs down to the 49ers’ 10.
12:50 Ingram explodes up the middle for 6 on first-and-goal. Second-and-goal from the 4 after the two-minute warning.
12:53 Ingram gains 2 yards up the middle. Third and goal from the 2.
12:56 Jimmy Graham boxes out Cox in the end zone and Brees hits him for an easy touchdown. 24-21 Saints with 1:52 left.
12:57 Hyde returns the kickoff to the 49ers’ 22. 1:46 left.
12:59 Boldin drops the ball on first down and second down. He has dropped five passes today. Third-and-10. 1:39 left.
1:04 Michael Crabtree drops a first-down pass on third down. Fourth-and-10.
1:05 Kaepernick scrambles right and throws deep back to the left to Crabtree who is wide open. Gain of 50.
1:07 Jim Harbaugh calls timeout No.2 to avoid a delay penalty on third-and-10 from the Saints’ 27.
1:09 Kaepernick scrambles right and throws to Boldin and he drops another one.
1:10 Phil Dawson makes a 45-yard field goal. 24-24 with 44 seconds left.
1:14 Brees hits Cadet over the middle for 13. Brees spikes the ball at the 49ers’ 47 with 5 seconds left.
1:15 Brees throws a Hail Mary to Graham and he catches it in the end zone. But he pushed Cox. Offensive pass interference. Overtime.