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49ers season falls short of Super Bowl after blown late lead

The San Francisco 49ers managed to turn around a season that looked lost halfway through the season
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San Francisco 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo walks off the field after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. The Rams won 20-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers managed to turn around a season that looked lost halfway through the season.

After going from 3-5 to the NFC title game, the Niners fell one quarter short of a return to the Super Bowl when they failed to hold onto a 10-point lead and lost 20-17 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. 

Now after blowing a double-digit, fourth-quarter lead for the second time in three postseasons, the 49ers head into an uncertain offseason that will likely see the departure of Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback and other changes.