The 49ers came back from 13 points down in the first half, and one point with 53 seconds left to pull out a wild 48-46 win in New Orleans.
A game between two NFC heavyweights didn’t disappoint, and for the first time this season, the 49ers came out on the right end of a last-second field goal.
There was quite a bit to take away from that one. Here’s some of what we learned:
Jimmy Garoppolo wins it with his arm
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Garoppolo on Sunday did what plenty of people have speculated he couldn’t do. He won a high-scoring game, against a good defense, with his arm. Garoppolo completed 26 of 35 throws for 349 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. The turnover was a good throw to Emmanuel Sanders that bounced off the receiver’s hands before floating to a Saints defender. New Orleans is as hostile a road environment as the 49ers will see, and their defense is among the league’s best. Garoppolo was money all game and is playing his best football at the most crucial time of the year.