On the heels of a defining play that rivals some of the most dramatic moments in the history of Candlestick Park, the 49ers defeated the Falcons 34-24 Monday night to drop Atlanta to 4-11 on the season.
PHOTOS: The Falcons were part of history as they faced the 49ers in the last regular season game at Candlestick Park. Check out these pictures from the game.
Watch Tony Gonzalez put on the pads for the second to last time and follow him through the tunnel and to the field for his final Monday Night Football game as the countdown to the end of his career continues.
Wide receiver Drew Davis catches a pass from quarterback Matt Ryan and proceeds to spin and stride to dodge the 49ers for a 59-yard gain early in the second quarter.
Running back Steven Jackson finds his way into the endzone for a 2-yard touchdown that puts the Falcons up 7-3 over the 49ers in the second quarter.
Matt Ryan throws a perfect 39-yard pass that lands in the hands of wide receiver Roddy White for a touchdown that slims the 49ers' lead to 20-17 in the fourth quarter.
Tony Gonzalez brings the Falcons to within three points of the 49ers in the fourth quarter after collecting a 2-yard touchdown reception in his final Monday Night Football appearance.
Running back Jason Snelling recovers punter Matt Bosher's onside kick late in the fourth quarter, giving the Falcons the ball deep in 49ers territory while being down by a field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Linebacker Stephen Nicholas stepped up and fought for the Falcons on Monday, a mentality that he says runs through the entire organization at every moments but unfortunately couldn't be reflected given their 34-24 loss to the 49ers.
Playing in his last Monday Night Football stage, Tony Gonzalez said the loss to the 49ers on Monday is a tough one to swallow, but that he leaves Candlestick knowing he and the entire Falcons team played their hearts out and fought the entire game.