The farewell game at Candlestick Park hasn’t been the one-sided San Francisco 49ers blowout we thought it would be and instead, the Atlanta Falcons are in a slugfest with the Niners on Monday Night Football. We couldn’t have predicted that the game would be competitive, but it is and it’s forcing Colin Kaepernick to use his arm to keep San Francisco in the game.
Down 10-3, Kaepernick did exactly that as the Niners quarterback led his team down the field with the help of a couple great plays but two of his spectacular wide receiver. The drive did feature a pretty significant drop by the Niners but it was eventually avenged with two amazing plays later in the drive.
But Michael Crabtree made up for the dropped pass by making a great leaping catch and then spinning away from some tackles to advance the drive further downfield.
The drive was capped off by Anquan Boldin dancing his way into the endzone, tying the game at 10-10 thus keeping the Niners in a absolute slugfest with a surprisingly feisty Falcons team.