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Falcons-49ers Postgame Breakdown

Trailing by five points with 1:48 left on the clock, the Atlanta Falcons came back and defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 29-22, at Levi's Stadium. The Falcons have totaled 28 fourth-quarter game winning drives since 2008.

Julio Jones had a day with 13 catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns, his first time in the end zone since Week 3. The Alabama alum has 11,881 receiving yards since entering the NFL and with today's game surpassed Torry Holt (11,864) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (11,776) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first nine seasons in NFL history. Jones' 54 100-yard receiving games are also the most by a player in his first nine seasons.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones #11 scores a touchdown as time expires to win the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, on Sunday December 15, 2019. (Photo by Cato Cataldo/Atlanta Falcons)

Matt Ryan completed 25-for-39 passes for 210 yards, including two touchdowns to Jones for a 95.0 QB rating. This marks Ryan's 18th game-winning touchdown pass of his career.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan #2 gestures as the Falcons wait to learn if they beat the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, on Sunday December 15, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta Falcons)

De'Vondre Campbell led the defense with 11 tackles (six solo). He forced 49ers' Matt Breida to fumble the ball in the third quarter and recovered the loose ball, his first career fumble recovery. In 2019, Campbell has 117 tackles this season, leading the team and marking his first season of 100-plus tackles. The four-year pro has the ninth-most tackles in the NFL through Week 15.

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell #59 recovers a fumble during the third quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, on Sunday December 15, 2019. (Photo by Kara Durrette/Atlanta Falcons)

Vic Beasley Jr. registered a sack on Jimmy Garoppolo on the first drive of the game, marking his seventh of the season. The five-year pro has totaled 36.5 sacks so far in his career. Blidi Wreh-WIlson also had a good day with two solo tackles and a game-high three passes defensed. The seven-year pro joined the Falcons in 2016 and has played in 24 games, including 12 this season.


Qadree Ollison posted a one-yard rushing touchdown after the Falcons offense drove the ball for nine plays with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter to bring the Falcons within a score to the 49ers. The rookie running back has totaled three rushing touchdowns this season, being active for the last six games.

Younghoe Koo posted a 43-yard field goal in the second quarter and is 17-for-19 since joining the Falcons in Week 9 during the bye week. After the game-winning touchdown by Jones a single second remained on the clock. Koo played a short kickoff to 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel - to not give the 49ers one final play. San Francisco attempted to advance the ball with a series of laterals, but Raheem Mostert fumbled on the second lateral attempt. Rookie Olamide Zaccheaus recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown, leaving the final score, 29-22. The undrafted rookie has touched the ball twice in his career, both being touchdowns. The Falcons scored 12 points in the final two seconds of the game.

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