49ers Lose Heartbreaker in Atlanta

ATLANTA – It was theirs for the taking. But in the end, the Falcons took the ball away when it mattered most, and then they took the game too.

Leading 14-13 at the two-minute warning, the 49ers needed one last defensive stop to preserve their first win of 2010. It seemed like it would happen, they had been stopping the Falcons all game long.

They got the stop all right, but did not get the win.

Nate Clements intercepted Matt Ryan with 1:31 left in the game and proceeded to run 37 yards down the left sideline, but he was stripped from behind by Falcons wideout Roddy White.

With possession and new life at their own 7, Ryan marched the Falcons down the field on 12 plays to set up a 43-yard field goal by Matt Bryant. It put the finishing touches on Atlanta’s improbable 16-14 home victory.

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