09 Jan 49ers Win! 27-24 and A Game For the Ages
THE San Francisco 49ers are playoff bound after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in overtime by a score of 27-24.
Words absolutely cannot describe the flow of emotions that were coursing through the veins of every 49er fan all over the world who watched this game. From being down 17-0 at halftime, to scoring 17 unanswered points to tie the game, FOLLOWED by a game-tying touchdown drive led by Garoppolo with 1:27 left on the clock, JUST to finish the game off with a go-ahead field goal drive AND a game-sealing INT by rookie CB Ambry Thomas… did I miss anything?
This was one of the most memorable 49ers games that I can think of. It hit the highs and lows, the ups and downs of what the NFL is all about. Heart pounding, high intensity games that make you want to stand for the entirety of the contest.
Throughout the whole game, the pulse of 49ers nation was riding on the injured thumb of Garoppolo. Playing with a torn ligament, he managed to tough out what felt like one of the most improbably games in SF history.
To add some more icing on the cake, this was the FIRST loss in Rams head coach Sean McVay’s history where he had a lead at halftime. You read that right, McVay has NEVER lost a game when leading after the first half (until today of course!)
This was one of those games where it felt like all 11 men on both sides of the ball contributed to the victory. EVERYONE did something.
On offense, Deebo Samuel led the charge with 8 carries, 45 yards and 1 RUSH TD. He also had 4 catches for 95 yards AND completed a pass to Jauan Jennings for a TD. Speaking of, Jennings had a CAREER Day, finishing with 6 clutch catches for 94 yards, including a game tying TD catch in the 4th quarter.
On the ground, Elijah Mitchell had another solid day, rushing 21 times for 85 yards. Everyone on offense contributed today, and it took a team effort to win.
On the defensive side, it was rough at first before SF settled down and only allowed 1 TD in the 2nd half + OT. Both Emmanuel Moseley and Ambry Thomas had INTs, but arguably, Thomas’s was HUGE.
His first career INT couldn’t have come at a better time. Under heavy criticism since he started, Thomas has slowly been developing into a solid corner.
It was a MIRACULOUS victory and a game to remember. With the regular season over, the 49ers will now play the Dallas Cowboys in the wild card round.
Lots of history (AND I MEAN LOTS) between these two teams, so the lead up will be insane. For time being however, our SF 49ers pulled out the BIG W today, 27-24.