Unfortunately for Niner fans, the Atlanta Falcons secured their 10th victory, which leaves them with a NFC-leading 10-1 regular season record.
At 8-2-1, the 49ers still have a shot for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but with a hellacious remaining schedule, the Niners will likely be in a brawl just to hold onto the second seed, with both the Green Bay Packers (7-3) and Chicago Bears (8-3) nipping at their heels.
Nevertheless, the 49ers have a reason to celebrate after a huge road win against a top passing offense in the New Orleans Saints.
This was a true team win with outstanding individual performances on both sides of the ball.
Without further ado, here are the winners and losers of the 49ers' 31-21 road victory.