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49ers Top Saints 13-0, First to Blank New Orleans Since 2001

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (1) reaches for a fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (1) reaches for a fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
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Santa Clara, Calif. (AP) -- Three straight second-half shutouts were impressive for the San Francisco 49ers. Their prideful defense knew they were capable of even more.

With physical hits, a key forced fumble and a little but of good fortune, the Niners managed to keep New Orleans off the scoreboard for an entire game.