Instant Reaction: 49ers 17, Falcons 16

The Falcons face the 49ers on Sunday in an NFC battle at Levi's Stadium. Take a look at these pictures from gameday.

Julio Jones had another big day, and Eric Weems starred on special teams, but Blaine Gabbert and the 49ers put together a more complete effort and took down the Falcons, 17-16. Atlanta will enter its bye week with a 6-3 record.

Down four, the Falcons drove to San Francisco's two yard line with a little more than three minutes left in regulation, but elected to kick a short field goal to make it a 17-16 game. San Francisco then converted on a pair of first downs to drain the clock.

Jones, who reached the 1,000 receiving yard plateau, came down with 10 receptions for 137 yards. His biggest play of the day—a 54-yard catch late in the second quarter—helped set up a Devonta Freeman touchdown grab just before halftime.

Once again filling in for the injured Devin Hester, Weems finished with 191 return yards, most of which came on two big plays: a 41-yard punt return and a 50-yard kickoff return. Unfortunately the Falcons were unable to get points following either of those highlights. On defense, Philip Wheeler made the most of his first start in Atlanta by tallying a team-high 10 tackles, one for loss; Vic Beasley Jr. Jr. came down with a big interception late in the contest.

Off next week, the Falcons will have time to rest, regroup and figure out what needs to change as the playoff race heats up. They'll return to action on Nov. 22 at home against the Indianapolis Colts.

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