The NFL divisional season ended on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys, winning 19-12 to advance to the NFC title game.
The 49ers will go to face the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend to get there Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
First, the third seed Cincinnati Bengals he lowered the second seed Buffalo’s wages and double digits to advance to the AFC title game, where they will face the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 pm ET).
Here’s a great game!
San Francisco 49ers 19, Dallas Cowboys 12
Kittle on the loose!
George Kittle helped the 49ers get into Cowboys territory on their second drive, with a 30-yard catch to give San Francisco a go.
Dak wants this one back
Dak Prescott made the biggest mistake of the game just over halfway through the first quarter.
On third and 9, he appeared to be off the right page with Michael Gallup, when his pass went straight to Deommodore Lenior, giving the 49ers the ball at the Cowboys’ 21-yard line.
Purdy picked up a sack on the 49ers’ first play of the season, but made another one two plays later.
The player found Brandon Aiyuk in the sticks for a first down on third and 15. San Francisco had to settle for three, however, as it was unable to recreate the same magic on the next three plays, giving the 49ers a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Finding the first one down the road is difficult
The Cowboys only needed a yard to gain a first down on a third play at the 49ers’ 29-yard line. But Prescott had a problem with the picture as he had some moves before it. Fortunately for them, Ezekiel Elliott ran out of bounds to get the first down.
Dak-to-Dalton to Dallas TD
After CeeDee Lamb’s first down on a fourth-and-1 drive, Prescott found the Cowboys’ 49ers’ 4-yard line on an 11-yard run. On the next play, he found Dalton Schultz on a layup.
Brett Maher’s overtime attempt was blocked, making him 1-for-6 in his overtime attempts since Monday’s game. Although the shot was blocked, FOX Sports color analyst Greg Olsen believes the throw would have gone wide had it not been blocked.
No Maher on fourth down, and the decision paid off.
Despite being on the 49ers’ 35-yard line, the Cowboys opted to go for it on fourth-and-4 as Maher struggled to make ends meet. point.
Mike McCarthy’s decision worked. Prescott ran for a nine-yard gain when the sack dropped, carrying the first down and driving the Cowboys’ lead at halftime.
Pollard in pain
Tony Pollard had to be helped off the field and entered the blue tent after his left knee was put in a critical position during a short catch.
Pollard was eventually taken to the locker room after the initial screening.
Pollard didn’t finish as the game resumed from halftime, per FOX Sports’ Tom Rinaldi.
The 49ers are attacking Dak for the pick
The Cowboys gave the ball away after entering the red zone. Prescott’s pass to Lamb was broken up by Jimmie Ward and into the hands of linebacker Fred Warner for an interception, stopping the Dallas run early in the half.
49ers lead going into the half
San Francisco was able to convert on the pass. Purdy helped the 49ers drive 40 yards into the end zone before the half, but without a hitch. He almost fumbled when he danced in the pocket with seven seconds left to throw the ball.
Fortunately for Purdy, the ball landed incomplete with second left. That allowed Robbie Gould to make a 50-yard field goal, his third of the day, to give the 49ers a 9-6 lead going into halftime.
Micah Parsons threw down 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchey on a pass rush late in the first half. The play drew comparisons to Hall of Famer Reggie White.
Joseph released it
After the Cowboys’ opening drive of the second half stalled in the middle, it looked like the 49ers would have a chance to add to their lead. But Kelvin Joseph punted the ball free after a Ray-Ray McCloud pass, giving Dallas the ball at the 21-yard line.
Maher makes a field goal to tie the game
Cowboys fans were able to gasp. A play after Prescott was about to throw an option, Maher made a 25-yard field goal. Trouble averted.
Now look at me Ray-Ray
McCloud recovered after his fumble on the punt return. He took the next drive 53 yards to get into Cowboys territory.
San Francisco was unable to capitalize, however, and went three and out, giving Dallas the ball back.
Put CeeDee in and get big profits
As soon as he heard that Lamb’s fingers had been taped, he played the entire game until the Cowboys got the ball back. Lamb hauled in a 46-yard pass while being fumbled to get Dallas into San Francisco territory.
How did Kittle get this?
Purdy’s pass over the middle looked like it would be too far for Kittle to catch. But the quarterback dropped the ball three times, including once in his face, to help him pull for a 30-yard gain as he fell.
Come in, Christian
Christian McCaffrey broke the tie on the first play of the fourth quarter, rushing for an easy field goal to give the 49ers a 16-9 lead.
And after making the play, Kittle helped celebrate.
KaVontae Turpin took the ensuing kickoff 44 yards to help start the Cowboys’ drive at halftime.
Maher on money
The Cowboys’ troubled quarterback began his comeback. After making a chip shot to tie the game earlier, Maher scampered 43 yards to cut the 49ers’ lead to 16-12 with 11 minutes left.
Dallas holds San Francisco to a field goal
The 49ers were able to kill the clock after the Cowboys jumped in front of them. He went on a 13-play drive that took almost exactly eight minutes (7:59) to convert two third-down plays before a 28-yard field goal.
The drive gave the ball back to the Cowboys with 3:04 left, down 19-12.
After completing the double, Prescott was picked off as he attempted to step on the sack by Samson Ebukam. Dallas opted to punt with two minutes remaining, hoping it would force San Francisco to punt.
Mitchell is walking
Elijah Mitchell opened the scoring with a 13-yard run, seemingly sealing the game for the 49ers. However, he gave up a pass to give the Cowboys more life.
What was that?
Needing a miracle with six seconds left from its own 24-yard line, Dallas ran an incredible pass to try and make magic happen. Elliott lined up in the middle while the rest of the attackers came out on the right. Prescott threw a pass over the middle to Turpin, but the Niners immediately tackled him to end the game, 19-12.
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