NaVorro Bowman sent Candlestick Park out in style on Monday night. With less than two minutes to play, and the Atlanta Falcons threatening to either tie or take the lead, Bowman made an incredible pick six on a Matt Ryan pass.
Bowman blitzed up the middle, but somehow managed to keep a read on Ryan, drop back into coverage, and grab a bobbled pass out of midair. He then rumbled 89 yards for a touchdown. The score gave the 49ers a 34-24 lead over the Falcons.
The play also secured a playoff berth for San Francisco.
If you were writing a book, you couldn’t have drawn up this ending any better.
Note: The 49ers could still play a game in Candlestick in the playoffs, but it’s not guaranteed.
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