49ers Hold On To Win In An Emotional Final Game


The San Francisco 49ers were able to briefly correct their downward spiral of four consecutive losses with a win against the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers were able to hold on to a 20-17 lead and finish the season 8-8.

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With all the speculation of both players and coaches leaving the team at the end of the season, the 49ers were able to send them out on a high note.

Colin Kaepernick and the offense had a good game, as Kaepernick threw for 204 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, just like in years past, the real offense was Frank Gore. Gore ran for 144 yards on 25 carries. When the 49ers needed to grind out yards and run time of the clock, Gore did what he does best. Kaepernick also had a decent game on the ground as he ran for 63 yards on seven carries.

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  • Even though the 49ers were trotting out a defense filled with back ups, they were able to hold on and seal the game at the end. Despite a few questionable plays during the game, Craig Dahl was able to step in front of a Ryan Lindley pass and seal the game with Lindley’s third interception of the game. Chris Culliver and Michael Wilhoite earned the other two.

    Despite his three interceptions, Lindley had a decent game throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns. Those two touchdowns were the first of his career.

    153 of those 316 yards went to Michael Floyd, along with the two touchdowns. Floyd continued his streak of giving the 49ers a hard time during their match-ups.

    Whether or not all those who are rumored to be leaving or retiring actually do, the 49ers ended their season on a high note.