It isn't just good defense that has given the San Francisco 49ers a 14-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints after the first quarter in Candlestick Park, it's great offense as well. After stopping the potent Saints offense on two straight drives, Alex Smith was able to lead his offense to the first score of the game when he found tight end Vernon Davis for a 49-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead over New Orleans.
After the touchdown, Davis went to the stands to get congratulated by the fans and then did his best Jimmy Graham impression.
The 49ers kicked off to the Saints and almost immediately took the ball right back. On the third play of the drive, Drew Brees was looking for Adrian Arrington but was picked off by Dashon Goldson.
Goldson brought the ball back all the way to the Saints' four-yard line where Alex Smith found Michael Crabtree just three plays later on a slant in the end zone, giving the Niners a 14-point lead.
The Saints weren't able to get anything going at all in the first quarter and the hole kept getting deeper. Courtney Roby fumbled the following kickoff and the Niners recovered, setting themselves up in great field position for the second quarter.