In their divisional round matchup with the rival Dallas Cowboys,
the San Francisco 49ers were locked in an absolute slobber-knocker.
Through almost three quarters of play, the 49ers and Cowboys’ fronts — on both sides of the ball —
seemingly landed haymaker after haymaker on each other.
It’s no wonder this was a tight 9-9 affair as we neared the start of the fourth quarter.
This was going to be the kind of tense battle where all-worldly offensive skill players
would have to make a heroic play to lift their respective teams.
Brock Purdy rolled left and threw across his body to an open George Kittle.
The tight end would stop the ball’s momentum with his right hand
and somehow bobble it into his grasp as Cowboys defenders closed in.