A year ago, the Atlanta Falcons were vying for the best record in the NFC while the New Orleans Saints were mired in one of the most frustrating seasons in team history.
The NFL fined 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks $15,750 for his controversial hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday that resulted in a game-changing penalty.
Injury took its toll on the 49ers again as cornerback Tarell Brown went down in the second quarter in New Orleans with a rib injury.
Editor's note: This is the final part in a series that spotlights three 49ers-Saints matchups to watch Sunday, 1:25 p.m., at the Superdome
Editor's note: This is the second part in a series that spotlights three 49ers-Saints matchups to watch Sunday, 1:25 p.m., at the Superdome