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49ers 19, Rams 16, OT

49ers give coach win as parting gift

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Tomsula praised his players for delivering a win at season's end.

It didn't save his job.

The first-year 49ers coach was fired after Sunday's game ended when Phil Dawson kicked a 23-yard field goal 11:33 into overtime to beat the Rams (see 4C).

Dawson came through after Dontae Johnson blocked Greg Zuerlein's 48-yard field goal, giving San Francisco the ball back. Blaine Gabbert passed for 354 yards for the 49ers.

Free agent to-be Dawson — who turns 41 later this month and wants to return for an 18th season — also kicked a tying 38-yard field goal with 4:33 remaining.

For the Rams, another big question faces the franchise: Will they relocate to Los Angeles?

"Until we know what's going on, there's no reason to discuss it," coach Jeff Fisher said.

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49ers 19, Rams 16, OT 01/03/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 3, 2016 10:18pm]
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