The 49ers travel to New Orleans to face a high-powered Saints offense. The game on Sunday is vitally important to both teams as San Francisco looks to close the gap with Seattle, while the Saints need to fend off Carolina in the NFC South.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:25 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
TV schedule and distribution map: Fox; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
49ers blog: Niners Nation / Follow Niners Nation on Twitter
Saints blog: Canal Street Chronicles / Follow Canal Street Chronicles on Twitter
Live NFL Week 11 Scoreboard
Radio schedule: San Francisco: KNBR 680/1050 AM and KSAN 107.7 FM; New Orleans: WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM
Watch Online: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
More on the matchup: San Francisco's defense prevailed when the team last beat the Saints in 2012. Drew Brees threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, leading to a 31-21 victory for the 49ers. This game is very different. There are questions of whether Colin Kaepernick is developing as he should, while the return of Sean Payton has rejuvenated New Orleans. Both teams are in desperate need of a win to push for the playoffs.
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