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NaVorro Bowman Seals 49ers Victory In Farewell To Candlestick

The final game at Candlestick Park (pending next weeks games) proved to one of the most memorable to date as the 49ers snatched away victory in the game’s final moments. A game where the 49ers were heavily favored – by 14.5 points – the Falcons proved to be a worthy opponent, looking to avenge their loss in last season’s NFC Championship Game.

Late in the 4th quarter, the Falcons scored and trailed the 49ers 27-24, leading to an onside kick attempt, which was successfully converted due to a whiff on the recovery by NaVorro Bowman.


The Falcons were already in excellent field position as the beneficiaries of a roughing the passer penalty on their previous scoring play. The recovery had them at the San Francisco 30-yard line with a little over one minute to play. A few plays and a few yards later, Atlanta had the ball at the San Francisco 11. Looking to redeem himself, Bowman picked off a deflected pass and retuned it 89 yards for the game-clinching touchdown.

Truly a fitting way to bring an end to one of the most storied stadiums in professional sports.

[Bleacher Report]