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SF 49ers vs AZ Cardinals
A must win for the 49ers who were desperately trying to get the 2 seed and 1st round bye heading into playoffs. The win also earns them back to back Divison Conference Champs.
The Niners needed to get back on track, after the loss in Seattle, game day couldn’t get here any faster. Regardless of how a team is doing, regardless of it’s record and season woes.. Teams always find joy in playing the ‘Spolier’ at the end of a season. Even more so when they are division rivals.
Arizona wasn’t going to make it a walk in the park. Defense set the tone early, while the offense started a little flat until… Rookie LaMichael James showed off some of his speed & footwork and got them going. It seemed as though once they started rolling, they didn’t stop.
The collective effort from a number of players on both sides of the ball lead to TDs, turnovers, sacks, broken records and the eventual win! They were, in fact, Division Champs again.
Only one thing kept them from the 2nd seed. The Vikings beating the Packers. We… fans, family, friends along stadium operators watched on the stadium jumbotrons while players and coaches watched on TVs in the lockeroom. This game came down to the very last second on a GW field goal. We all cheered when the kick was good, and we knew the 49ers would not be playing in 6 days!
Here are the images that highlighted the last game of the regular season!