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The Takeaway: Out With a Bang

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The 49ers nearly let a win get away late Monday night against the Falcons. But NaVorro Bowman's game-sealing interception returned for a score sent San Francisco to the playoffs for the third-straight season. Inside we break down the win and look ahead toward Week 17 and the playoffs.

The always quotable Jim Harbaugh had a pretty good 50th Birthday. "That was one of the greatest plays I've ever seen," Harbaugh said. "That was the best birthday present I've ever gotten. Second, only to being born. That was awesome." Harbaugh was referring to NaVorro Bowman's interception late in the fourth quarter that quelled a Falcons comeback that could have cost the 49ers their season. A...

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