Christmas Miracle At Candlestick: Niners Shock Falcons With Spectacular Game-Winning Score

Even Santa Claus was stunned by what happened.

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Thanks to a stunning sequence of events, the defending NFC champion 49ers clinched a playoff spot and sent their fans home happy in (perhaps) the final game ever at Candlestick Park.

The Falcons then recovered one of the most fortuitous, bounciest onside kicks in NFL history. The ball just went under NaVorro Bowman's right arm — and into Jason Snelling's for the recovery.

And with the Falcons driving and the 49ers' playoff chances hanging in the balance, the miraculous happened: