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2010 Look Back – White’s Huge Play Lifts Falcons Over 49’ers 16-14

Today we look back to the memorable 16-14 win over the Niners in our 2010 look back. One of the biggest plays of the year was pulled off in the game, when Roddy White stripped Nate Clements of the ball after a pick, the Falcons got it back, and then kicked a game winning field goal.

A late heads up play by wide out Roddy White may have been the biggest of the day for the Falcons, as they rallied for a 16-14 win over the 49ers at home to move to 3-1.

White’s play came when cornerback Nate Clements intercepted Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter and ran 39 yards down the left sideline, White, coming from behind, knocked the ball out and the Falcons got it back.

“Any time that you see defensive players carrying the ball,” Atlanta’s star receiver said, “they aren’t used to it, so you’ve got a chance.”

The recovery kept the winning drive alive, and Matt Bryant kicked a 43-yarder with 2 seconds remaining to lift the fortunate Falcons to a 16-14 victory. Atlanta has won three in a row.

“It wasn’t the prettiest kick,” said Bryant. “But the only thing that matters is we get that ‘W’ when the ball went through the uprights.”

The Niners are now 0-4, and blew an early 14-point lead, mostly due to some bad picks by their QB, Alex Smith.

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