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Ryan Runs Out of Late Miracles

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If the Seattle game was about Ryan, so was this one.

That might sound harsh because on Ryan's interception, Roddy White fell down on his route and took the hit for turnover: “That was all on me. If I don’t lose my footing, [Chris Culliver] doesn’t pick it off.”

It also might may sound harsh because the Falcons’ defense was handed leads of 17-0 and 24-14, but in four consecutive second-half drives allowed two touchdowns and was fortunate to have two other drives end in a missed field goal and a fumble at the one.

But quarterbacks seldom get away with two second-half turnovers in playoff games. It doesn’t matter that the 49ers didn’t convert either into points because both ended likely Falcons’ scoring drives. The second was a fumbled snap...

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