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Rewatchable Falcons games for trying times: Atlanta stuns Shanny’s 49ers in 2019

Let’s go back to kinder times and nice surprises.

Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

We’re steering our way through a weird moment in human history, and certainly in the history of the NFL. Right now, everything from training camp to the 2020 season is up in the air, and while we have the NFL Draft to look forward to later in this month, there’s a lot of other question marks ahead.

That means we’re probably going to have to while away many hours in the months ahead. Fortunately, NFL Gamepass is free right now, so you have access to a host of Falcons games if you’re in the mood to rewatch some of the better ones in recent memory. As a service to you, our gentle readers, we’re going to pull together some writeups on some of the most worthwhile watches, starting with one of last season’s few gems.

Let’s get to it. Watch the game again here.

Falcons vs. 49ers, Week 15 2019

Result: Falcons win, 29-22

Recap: Here

Link: Click here; you must be logged in to Gamepass


The biggest one, of course, was that frankly insane ending. Austin Hooper seemingly wrestled in a short touchdown pass with 4 seconds left, but the ball hit the ground and on review the touchdown call was overturned. Matt Ryan then hit Julio Jones right on the goal line with 2 seconds to go, and after a review it was determined he broke the plane. That gave Atlanta the lead with basically no time left on the clock.

But somehow that wasn’t it! On the kickoff, a 49er touched the ball but did not pick it up, leading to Olamide Zaccheaus making a heads up play to scoop it up, jog a couple of yards, and score again as time expired. Ultimately, Atlanta won 29-22 on one of the craziest finishes I can remember.

Others? Look for Vic Beasley’s 1st quarter sack of Jimmy G, the fantastic Julio Jones sideline grab in the 2nd quarter, the Brian Hill 2nd quarter gallop, . There’s also some awful run defense, if you’re into that sort of thing. and Blidi Wreh-Wilson’s stellar end zone coverage of George Kittle at the end of the 2nd quarter.

Enjoy watching the game again and discuss it in real-time in the comments!