A gentle domination on the field, if you will.

Even with main go-to receiver guy Joe Horn hurt, and new go-to guy Marques Colston inactive for the game, the Saints were never forced away from the main thrust of Head Coach Sean Payton's gameplan vs SF: run the ball down the 49ers' throats.

And hoo-boy, did they ever, handing off 41 times for 190 net yards rushing.

When they weren't running, QB Drew Brees had plenty of time to throw underneath the coverage, completing short passes at will. Guess the Niners were trying to prevent deep stuff, so Brees took what the defense gave him.

And as for the heralded RB Reggie Bush? Well, he made it look like everyone else was four steps slower than him as he hopped, spun, juked, and scooted past defenders like he was a 11-year old kid running through all the old folks at a picnic two-hand-touch game.