By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal
that barely fluttered through as time expired after Drew Brees set
it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston and the New
Orleans Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a
25-22 victory Monday night.
Frank Gore of the 49ers ran for a 7-yard touchdown with 1:19 to
play and Vernon Davis made a close-call catch at the goal line for
the tying 2-point conversion. The play was initially called no
good, but the 49ers (0-2) challenged the ruling and won.
The Saints (2-0), who relied on their defense most of the game,
got the ball back at the 30 with 1:14 left. Brees hit Colston with
a pass that put the Saints on the 18 with 18 seconds left.
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