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Golden Nuggets: Victory Monday (Phew)

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, December 13, 2021

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49ers walk-off against Bengals, take another step towards playoff berth

“One week ago, the 49ers were on the wrong side of a chaotic, turnover-fueled matchup. On Sunday, they were the benefactors of a different type of chaos, which was largely inspired by the Bengals.”

What we learned as 49ers avoid disaster, beat Bengals in OT

“It was not an aesthetic masterpiece, but that’s not necessarily the 49ers’ style anyway.”

Where 49ers stand in NFC playoff race after Bengals win

“With the win over the Bengals, the 49ers leapfrogged the Washington Football Team (6-7) — which lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday — and reclaimed No. 6 seed positioning in the NFC.”

49ers’ George Kittle dealt with ‘excessive soreness’ vs. Bengals; Fred Warner gets a scare

“It was more of an aggravation,” Kittle said. “This turf is like playing on cement. So that’s kind of what it was. When you have catches, and you get tackled, you just get sore. I mean, I’m fine. Nothing to worry about. It’s excessive soreness, I would say.”

Branch: 49ers’ game review vs. Bengals: And you thought torture was limited to the Giants (Paywall)

“To steal from the baseball Giants: 49ers football, it’s torture.”

Kawakami: The 49ers finally are showing us who they really are — pretty good, messy and always interesting (Paywall)

“I think maybe we’ve finally got these quirky and perplexing 2021 49ers a little bit figured out.”

Lombardi: Inside the 49ers’ masterful OT execution to beat the Bengals, a microcosm of what they’ll need ahead (Paywall)

“Sunday’s extra period, then, held true symbolic importance: With matters seemingly snowballing against them, the 49ers needed to execute their formula in all three phases of the game to demonstrate that they’re on a viable trajectory. And they passed that test with flying colors when receiver Brandon Aiyuk stretched the game-winning score over the pylon late in overtime to seal the 26-23 victory.”

Barrows: Nick Bosa rockets from the left and 9 other observations from a wild 49ers win (Paywall)

“The happiest — or at least the most relieved — person in Cincinnati on Sunday? It had to have been 49ers special-teams coordinator Richard Hightower.”