49ers use defense to stop Brees

Posted: November 26, 2012 at 4:03 a.m.

San Francisco strong safety Donte Whitner scores on a 42-yard interception return in the third quarter of the 49ers’ 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Colin Kaepernick ran for one score that he made look easy and threw for a touchdown in another performance that backed up Coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to start him.

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Sports, Pages 16 on 11/26/2012