Photos from San Francisco 49ers blow 4th quarter lead but beat Bengals in overtime


The San Francisco 49ers bounced back in overtime to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-23 on Sunday.

Jimmy Garoppolo came alive to deliver a game-winning drive, capped by Brandon Aiyuk’s 12-yard touchdown reception with 1:53 remaining in overtime to narrowly win the game.

George Kittle helped lead the way with 13 catches for 151 yards, with many of those yards coming after contact. Over his last two games, Kittle has 22 catches for 332 yards and three touchdowns.

The 49ers (7-6) moved back to the sixth spot in the NFC playoff race, between the Los Angeles Rams (8-4) and Washington (6-7) in the wild-card race. Next up is a home date Sunday against another wild-card pursuer, the Atlanta Falcons (6-7).

Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman contributed to this report.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers delivers a pass over the defense of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jauan Jennings #15 of the San Francisco 49ers looses control of the ball on a tackle by Vonn Bell #24 and Chidobe Awuzie #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
San Francisco 49ers’ Deebo Samuel (19) runs past Cincinnati Bengals’ Chidobe Awuzie (22) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers congratulates George Kittle #85 after rushing for a fourteen-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a fourteen-yard touchdown over Chidobe Awuzie #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the defense of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammate, Brandon Aiyuk #11 after rushing for a twenty-seven yard touchdown in the second quarter over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a twenty-seven yard touchdown in the second quarter over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Larry Ogunjobi #65 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: The San Francisco 49ers run onto the field to start the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers is sacked by Trey Hendrickson #91 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Kicker Robbie Gould #9 of the San Francisco 49ers misses a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals sending the game into overtime at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Germaine Pratt #57 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers and teammates celebrate winning 26-23 in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball against Azeez Al-Shaair #51 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Arden Key #98 and Kentavius Street #95 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate a missed field goal by Cincinnati Bengals in the third quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers delivers a pass over the defense of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a 26-23 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
CINCINNATI, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Ricardo Allen #37 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) 
San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle (85) makes a touchdown reception against Cincinnati Bengals’ Chidobe Awuzie (22) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) 



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