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49ers rally to take lead over Falcons

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After a slow offensive first half, the San Francisco 49ers hit some big plays against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter to rally from a 10-3 halftime deficit to take the lead.

The 49ers have put up 129 yards of offense on their first two possessions of the second half. Colin Kaepernick connected with Anquan Boldin for a 10-yard touchdown and Phil Dawson converted a 30-yard field goal as the 49ers took a 13-10 lead late in the third quarter.

Kapernick connected with Michael Crabtree for gains of 47 and 19 yards to set up the touchdown pass to Boldin to tie the game. San Francisco forced an Atlanta punt after just four plays on their opening possession of the half and the 49ers took advantage.

Another connection from Kaepernick to Crabtree for 22 yards moved the 49ers to the Falcons 28-yard line. Kaepernick was sacked by Jonathan Massaquoi to be knocked back to the edge of field goal range before a pass interference call against Paul Worrilow bailed the 49ers out. The 49ers moved to the Falcons’ 12-yard line before having to settle for Dawson’ field goal.

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11 Responses to “49ers rally to take lead over Falcons”
  1. seatownballers says: Dec 23, 2013 10:55 PM

    Falcons defense is a joke.

  2. brooklyn40niner says: Dec 23, 2013 10:55 PM

    Desmond Trufant is a punk.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 23, 2013 10:56 PM

    Kaep puttin’ on a show.

  4. chawk12thman says: Dec 23, 2013 10:56 PM

    Atlanta is cooked………10 points behind and no real offense to catch up. Defense does not have an answer. Good half time adjustments by SF and none for Falcons.

  5. beastmode5150 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:01 PM

    See you in Seattle niners, can’t wait.

  6. formernflfan says: Dec 23, 2013 11:04 PM

    Is it just me or is it getting extremely hard to watch the NFL because of the level of competition that is being affected by the officiating? Its time to address these bogus pass interference calls that so greatly affect the outcomes of games. I have no axe to grind in regards to the Niners or the Falcons….I just want to see the athletes play the game, not the guys in stripes inserting themselves into the picture.

    As the boys in the booth said, “Terrible call”

  7. 5xchamps says: Dec 23, 2013 11:07 PM

    Watch the NINERS offense dominate last 5min.. GO NINERSS!!!!!!! Bang bang

  8. halusbr33 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:42 PM

    Will Harbaugh be fined for being on the field during the Bowman INT TD return?

  9. tjacks7 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:47 PM

    Fitting that Matt Ryan treated today like a playoff game.

  10. ravenswhat says: Dec 23, 2013 11:55 PM

    Crabtree showing he’s indeed a truly elite WR in this league.

  11. seahawksfan4ever says: Dec 23, 2013 11:58 PM

    I used to like the niners. Before Seattle got our franchise, and even later. Until this year. I only watched the last half of the game tonight, but it was apparent the refs liked san fran too. I saw a roughing the passer on the fumble for the last niners touchdown, the play before that no flag on the body slam of the falcon, and why no flag on the helmet to helmet that the refs stopped the game to check on the falcon. Sure hope AZ kicks your butt like they did us. I’m only posting here to irritate you. I’ve gone to a better site where people actually discuss football instead of acting like juveniles, name calling, and just in general being morons.

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