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Reading the keys: 49ers/Saints

How the 49ers fared in nine keys to the game identified before their 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome, an outcome that extended San Francisco's lead in the NFC West to 2½ games and maintained the Niners' current No. 2 seeding in the NFC playoff pecking order.

Never allow Drew Brees to get in a steady rhythm YES: The Niners did a great job of disrupting Brees throughout the afternoon, never allowing him an opportunity to get comfortable in the pocket, particularly on key third-down plays, on which the Saints converted only three of 10 times during the game. New Orleans' passing game has been its one constant throughout the season, with Brees' 2...

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