Photos from highlights of the San Francisco 49ers OT win against the Los Angeles Rams to earn a playoff spot

After a 17-0 lead to the Los Angeles Rams, the 49ers rallied 20-17 on Sunday, capturing the NFC’s No. 6 seed, the second of three wild-card berths, for an overtime victory.


The 49ers (10-7) didn’t lead in 10 minutes of overtime until 7:15 on Sunday, when Robbie Gould’s 24-yard field goal capped a 12-play drive.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, playing with a sore that kept him out of the previous game, overcame a poor first half and finished 32 of 23 for 316 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.


Next is the renewal of an epic rivalry and the journey of NFC East-champion Dallas Cowboys (12-5). This would be their first postseason meeting since the 1994 49ers won the NFC Championship Game on the way to the franchise’s fifth (and last) Lombardi Trophy.

Cam Inman of Bay Area Newsgroup contributed to this report.


INGLEWOOD, California – JANUARY 09: Embry Thomas of the San Francisco 49ers makes a game-ending interception in #20 overtime against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kellyanne Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 09: Embry Thomas #20 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates the end of his game in the overtime period of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California . (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) scores a field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 09: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kellyanne Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers after scoring a touchdown with teammate Kyle Juszcic #44 in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California Celebrated. (Photo by Kellyanne Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver John Jennings (15) CD, celebrates after running into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Inglewood, California . (AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 09: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a touchdown pass with teammate DJ Jones #93 in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California reacted. (Photo by Kellyanne Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is dismissed by San Francisco 49ers defensive ends Arden Key (98), Eric Armstead (91) and Samson Abukum (56) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Gave. , in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (4) with middle linebacker Fred Warner (54) after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Inglewood, California Celebrate. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (4) blocks a pass for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Ben Skoronek (18) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Inglewood, Calif. San Francisco 49ers safety Zakiskey Tart, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Inside linebacker Troy Reeder (51) Los Angeles Rams tackles San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittel (85) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Inglewood, Calif. (AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) celebrates with wide receiver John Jennings (15) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Inglewood , in California. (AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


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