Atlanta 16, San Francisco 14

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, October 3, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 3, 2010
WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 66874

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Francisco 14 0 0 0 14
Atlanta 0 10 3 3 16

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 0-4 0-1 0-3 L4
Atlanta 3-1 2-0 1-1 W3

Recap

Matt Bryant kicked a game-winning field goal for the second contest in a row, booting a 43-yarder with 2 seconds remaining to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The winless 49ers (0-4) looked to have stopped Atlanta's potential go-ahead drive when Nate Clements intercepted a pass by Matt Ryan, but the defensive back fumbled on the return, giving the Falcons another opportunity. 

Bryant, who made the winning kick in Atlanta's 27-24 overtime victory at the New Orleans Saints last week, also made field goals of 37 and 31 yards to help the Falcons (3-1) rally from a 14-0 deficit.

After firing offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye on Monday, the 49ers managed only one offensive score - a 12-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to tight end Vernon Davis in the first quarter.

San Francisco's second score came on a blocked punt, which rookie Taylor Mays corralled in the back of the end zone and dragged his toes just inside the end line for a 14-0 lead.

The Falcons cut the deficit to four at 14-10 at halftime on Ryan's 8-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas.

Ryan threw for 273 yards on 26-of-42 passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. Roddy White caught seven passes for 104 yards.

Frank Gore rushed for 77 yards on 21 carries and added 60 yards on seven receptions for the 49ers.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Francisco   Atlanta
Frank Gore Player Michael Turner
21 Attempts 16
77 Yards 50
3.7 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 0
13 Long 27
Receiving
San Francisco   Atlanta
Frank Gore Player Roddy White
7 Receptions 7
60 Yards 104
8.6 Avg Yards 14.9
0 Touchdowns 0
19 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Francisco 262 81 181 2 0 2 3.0 0
Atlanta 357 98 259 1 3 2 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Falcons have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The 49ers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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