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2019 Schedule
11-2, 1st in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expressed concern Wednesday that nose tackle D.J. Jones' ankle injury could keep him out the rest of the season. Jones suffered the injury against New Orleans and Shanahan indicated that it was to a different ankle than the one he'd hurt previously. That would be a big blow given Jones' status as one of the team's best run defenders. Kentavius Street, who is on injured reserve, could be designated to return to help fill the potential void.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers have re-signed CB Dontae Johnson and WR Jordan Matthews. They take the roster spots vacated by C Weston Richburg and WR Marquise Goodwin, both of whom were placed on injured reserve. Johnson and Matthews spent the preseason with the Niners and have had other short stints with the team this season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers placed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season. Goodwin has been battling with knee and toe injuries and was inactive last week against New Orleans. It was a disappointing season for Goodwin, who finished with 12 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown in nine games. He battled those injuries and drops much of the year and it's fair to wonder if he's played his last game in San Francisco. He's scheduled to count $5.125 million against next year's cap.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Attention fantasy footballers: If the 49ers RB situation has annoyed you this year, there might be a bit more clarity in time for the playoffs. Over the past two weeks, Raheem Mostert is third among RBs and fourth among all players in scrimmage yards (263). His 7.41 yards per carry is the 2nd highest and most among players with more than 15 attempts and his 3 TDs are tied for the most. That's why Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Mostert has "given us no choice" but to get him more involved.

Stephen A. still not ready to give Jimmy G high honors (1:32)
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Hasselbeck: Shanahan has the ability to win anywhere (1:09)
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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Through the 4 p.m. games: there is now a 91% chance the No. 1 seed in the NFC will come from the West. 49ers: 60% Seahawks: 31% Saints: 8% Packers: 1%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

George Kittle's 39-yard reception (and the facemask penalty on the play) in the final minute had a win probability added of 69 percentage points — the biggest WPA play so far today.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have what it takes to win in the most difficult situations, including in the super loud Superdome. After their two losses this season, the Niners insisted that the close calls would pay off down the line. Sunday's scintillating 48-46 win against the Saints proved them correct and showed that a Niners team that has leaned on its defense most of this season can win a shootout against another top contender. In the process, the Niners kept control of their future in the NFC playoff race.

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Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender...

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers fell short twice on last second field goals earlier this season and insisted they'd be better for it. They were on Sunday as they battled back time and again to win a scintillating thriller 48-46 against New Orleans. At 11-2, the Niners remain in control of their position in the NFC playoff picture with the NFC West and top seed all within their grasp.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers center Weston Richburg was taken to the locker room on a cart for right knee and ankle injuries. A return has already been ruled out for Richburg, which is a big blow for the Niners offense. Ben Garland is in for Richburg, a move that could turn into a long-term one barring some good news for Richburg upon further testing.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

An absolutely scintillating first half between the 49ers and Saints ended with the Niners up 28-27. The Niners defense had easily its worst performance of the season but it's been balanced by an offense that has had its best. The 49ers are averaging 14.5 yards per play and have scored touchdowns on four of five possessions. Coach Kyle Shanahan is locked in and so is his offense. It'll be up to the defense to make the corrections to get this huge win in the NFC playoff picture.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers inactives: SS Jaquiski Tartt (ribs), DL Jullian Taylor (elbow), WR Marquise Goodwin (knee, toe), QB C.J. Beathard, RB Jeff Wilson Jr., TE Levine Toilolo, WR Dante Pettis.

49ers vs. Saints (-2) (0:50)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards239.513th
Rushing Yards149.12nd
Points For30.52nd
Points Against17.6