49ers @ Saints live blog: Third quarter

NEW ORLEANS — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 11 game against the Saints. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.

3:17 Saints’ ball at their 20.

3:21 Brees has all day to throw and floats a pass to Graham but Brooks picks it off and returns it to the 49ers’ 22.

3:24 On second-and-15, Kaepernick sprints out to the right and hits Vernon Davis in the end zone for a touchdown. Beautiful throw. 17-14 49ers. Good idea, Greg!

3:38 The Saints go for it on fourth-and-4 at the 49ers’ 40. Brees throws deep to Hill and Whitner knocks the pass away. 49ers’ ball at their 40.

3:41 Gore gains no yards up the middle on first down. Mike Iupati is down on the field.

3:43 Now Iupati is limping slowly off the field.

3:47 The 49ers call timeout to avoid a delay penalty on third-and-3 from the Saints’ 34.

3:48 Iupati has a knee injury and he’s out.

3:49 On third-and-4, Kaepernick rolls out and hits Boldin for 5. First down.

3:51 The 49ers face third-and-7 at the Saints’ 26 when the fourth quarter begins.

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