Things were starting to heat up in the Monday Night Football season finale between the 49ers and Falcons, the last ever regular season home game for San Francisco in their longtime stadium. The Falcons had closed the gap to 27-24 on a Tony Gonzalez touchdown, and a personal foul on the play allowed them to attempt an onside kick and recover. They were moving the ball needing just a field goal to tie, and then ...
Matt Ryan threw the ball to Harry Douglas, who had been struggling with injury earlier in the game, and Douglas' attempts to catch a slightly errant catch led the ball to fall directly into Navarro Bowman's hands. He ran it back for 89 yards with a fancy dive into the end zone, and that was pretty much the ball game.
And hey, now the Niners are going to the playoffs!
We don't feel bad for the Falcons or their fans, since this was a lost season. We feel bad for the people who lost their fantasy championships on this play, because you know there were thousands.