San Francisco is set to face the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the Playoffs
Phil Dawson kicked a 40-yard field goal as the game ended to lift San Francisco to a 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, giving the 49ers the NFC’s No. 5 playoff seed.
Dawson had matched his career best with a 56-yarder to put San Francisco (12-4) up 20-17 with 1:45 to go. The Niners then had to rely on Dawson again to put them in the lead after the Cardinals kicker hit from 38 yards. LaMichael James’ 45-yard kickoff return and two quick completions by Colin Kaepernick set up Dawson’s game winner.