Williams Fumbles 49ers' Chances

Williams Fumbles 49ers' Chances

Fate found Kyle Williams -- twice -- on Sunday, and nobody will ever forget it.

In 20 years, 30 years, maybe 100 years, he will still be synonymous with this game, those lost moments, and this crushing 49ers defeat.

It's not going away. The question now: How do Williams and the 49ers handle it in the wake of the 20-17 overtime loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship game?

On Sunday night, they did their very best -- and this is a strong team, with strong ties. So the 49ers did very well, even as that locker room sighed and staggered under the weight of this loss.

"You hate to be the last guy that had the ball, to give it up that way in that fashion and to lose a game of this magnitude," Williams said of his overtime fumble, which set up the Giants' winning score.

"But it is what it is, and we're going to move forward as a team."

For the 49ers kick returner, this was destiny or dread or whatever you want to call this.

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