The San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1) snapped the New Orleans Saints' (5-6) three-game winning streak and 15-game winning streak in November contests with a 31-21 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome yesterday.

The San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1) snapped the New Orleans Saints' (5-6) three-game winning streak and 15-game winning streak in November contests with a 31-21 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome yesterday.

The Saints have a short recovery time as they travel to face their NFC South rival the Atlanta Falcons (10-1) this Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

"I share in our football team's disappointment, and it starts with me," said Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt. "I didn't coach well enough to win today."

The 49ers outgained the Saints in net yards with a 375-290 advantage, including a 144-59 lead in net rushing yards.

Marques Colston became the Saints career touchdown leader with his 56th career score on a 10-yard touchdown strike from Drew Brees in the second quarter. Colston's score broke a tie with former Saints running back Deuce McAllister.

Brees completed 26 of 41 attempts for 267 yards including three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Chris Ivory led the Saints in rushing with 34 yards on eight carries.

Darren Sproles led the Saints in receptions with seven and receiving yards with 65 in his first game back after missing three contests due to a hand injury.

Curtis Lofton led the Saints in tackles with nine (four solo). Malcolm Jenkins added seven tackles (four solo) and a blocked field goal.