49ers lose to Falcons, First Seed in Jeopardy.\r\nThe 49ers have made the playoffs for the first time since 2013 but today will leave a sour taste in the 49erfaithful. When you let bad sticks around it will come back to haunt you in the end. After what the 49ers have done this season there is no reason the Falcons should have been able to beat the 49ers and yet\u2026.\r\n\r\nThe defense missing quite a few starters played quite well against any Falcon not named Julio Jones. Jones has not scored a touchdown in his past nine games, had himself a game today. Against the 49ers Jones had over 130 yards on 20 targets and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown. The 49ers defense could not contain the big receiver, though most defenses cannot.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 49ers were able to score 48 points against the Saints last week in the Superdome and yet could not score more than 22 at home against the Falcons. They stopped everyone not named George Kittle expect for the play that really mattered. Kittle had over 130 yards himself setting not only a personal best 13 receptions in a single game. But also surpassed Mike Ditka for the most yards by a tight end in their first three seasons. Even Gronk can\u2019t say he did that.\r\n\r\nBut on the play that meant the most, Damontae Kazee stopped Kittle short of the first down with a 1:52 left in the game, forcing the 49ers to kick the field goal. That single play by Kazee is probably the one that lifted the Falcons to victory.\r\n\r\nWith the loss, the 49ers also move from the first seed back down to the fifth seed with games against the Rams and Seahawks left. The 49ers still control their own fate in the playoff seeding. Should they win out they will be the first seed again and the road to the Super Bowl will go through San Francisco. A loss to either the Rams or the Seahawks and the 49ers are in danger of playing on the road if they are going to make it to Miami.\r\n\r\nNever play down to your opponent, always step on their throat.\r\nIf it ain\u2019t football news, is it worth reading?