San Francisco Downs Atlanta, NFL News
Published on December 24 2013 6:33 am
Last Updated on December 24 2013 6:33 am
Written by Millie Lange
49ers Close Out Candlestick With Win Over Falcons
(San Francisco, CA) -- The 49ers are heading back to the playoffs after holding off the Falcons for a 34-24 win in the final scheduled game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco punched its ticket to the postseason and has a chance at the NFC West title heading into Week 17. Frank Gore ran for 97 yards and a touchdown while Colin Kaepernick threw for 197 yards and a TD. Kaepernick ran for another 51 yards and a score while Navorro Bowman sealed victory with an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the game. The Niners improved to 11-and-4 with the win. Matt Ryan threw for 348 yards with two touchdowns and two picks in defeat. Roddy White had 12 catches for 141 yards and a TD as Atlanta dipped to 4-11.
Bears Shift Focus To Pack
(Lake Forest, IL) -- It's all on the line Sunday when the Bears and Packers clash at Soldier Field. The winner will capture the NFC North while the loser misses the playoffs. Green Bay is expected to be without linebacker Clay Matthews, who reinjured his thumb Sunday.
Rams Get Set For Seahawks
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams are getting set to close out the season Sunday in Seattle. They beat the Bucs 23-13 this past Sunday for their second straight win and fourth in five games to improve to 7-8. The Seahawks lead the NFC West at 12-3. They beat the Rams 14-9 in Week Eight.
The Rams will play their final game of the season without starting left tackle Jake Long. Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that Long suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday against Tampa Bay. Recovery could jeopardize the start of next season for Long.
Monday, December 23 Scoreboard
San Francisco 49ers 34, Atlanta Falcons 24