It took three, fourth quarter field goals from Saints kicker Garrett Hartley to beat the 49ers 23-20.
There was a pivotal momentum shift on a controversial fourth quarter call, when a roughing-the-passer penalty against the 49ers prevented a fumble recovery.
Not only did the Saints retain possession, but it put them in range to kick the game-winning field goal as time expired.
The Saints improve to (8-2) on the season, as they travel to take on the Falcons this Thursday.
Although it doesn’t look like much of a threatening matchup on paper, New Orleans is looking to build their lead over Carolina in the NFC South standings.