NaVorro Bowman wins game for 49ers with pick-six (GIF)
Bowman made a great interception and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown to totally change Monday night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons had just scored a touchdown to cut San Francisco’s lead to three points with 2:09 left, and they recovered an onside kick at the 30. Passes to Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez took it down to the 10, and it looked like the Falcons were going to score a go-ahead touchdown. But that’s when Bowman, who whiffed on the onside kick allowing Atlanta to recover, redeemed himself.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was ecstatic after the game, calling the play the “best birthday present I’ve ever gotten … second only to being born.”
It was truly an awesome play, and it helped give the 49ers a thrilling 34-24 win. It also clinched a playoff berth for San Francisco.
Here’s another look at the interception by Bowman:
GIFs via GIFD Sports