Jimmy Garoppolo Leads San Francisco 49ers to Victory in Close Struggle Over the Seattle Seahawks 26-21

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Jimmy Garoppolo threw 18 for 22 completions and no interceptions, resulting in a gain of 285 yards. The 49ers had control of most of the game, but a late game advance by Russell Wilson threatened a loss for San Francisco. Several incomplete passes and a fantastic defensive stop by rookie linebacker Dre Greenlaw at the goal line stopped tight end Jacob Hollister in his tracks. Only 9 seconds remained on the clock with San Francisco taking control after the completed pass from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was short of the goal line on a First-and-Goal play. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo pushed through the line of scrimmage, and the clock ran out in the 49ers’ favor.

The win resulted in the San Francisco 49ers earning the NFC West Championship, becoming the NFC’s Number 1 overall seed, and gaining home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Seattle, with the NFC’s Number 5 seed, will travel to Philadelphia for a wild-card game on Sunday January 5, 2019 at 3:40 p.m. (broadcast on NBC).

With tonight’s win San Francisco claimed the first division crown since 2012.

SF 49ers Trivia
The 49ers played the first NFL game of the decade, beating the St. Louis Rams 28-6 in Week 17 on January 3, 2010. Tonight’s games was the last NFL game of the decade with the victory over the Seattle Seahawks, 26-21. The 2009-2010 season was former Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary’s first full year as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

The next opponent against the 49ers is to be determined. The lowest winning seed from the NFC wild-card round will play the San Francisco 49ers. The highest winning seed from the NFC wild-card round will play the Green Bay Packers — the NFC North Champions, who beat the Minnesota Vikings on MNF.

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