The San Francisco 49ers avoided a losing record and finished 8-8 by defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17, and the Cardinals have the No. 5 seed in the NFC.
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The San Francisco 49ers finished their season with an 8-8 record after defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17. This marked their final game with head coach Jim Harbaugh, who will be the head coach at Michigan.
The Cardinals took a 17-13 lead at halftime, but the 49ers took the lead at the end of the third quarter and never looked back.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-26 passing while rushing for 63 yards on seven carries.
Running back Frank Gore continued to finish his season strongly with 144 yards on 25 carries, and wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught two passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.
For the Cardinals, quarterback Ryan Lindley made the start once again and threw for 316 yards and two touchdown passes with three interceptions on 23-of-39 passing.
Wide receiver Michael Floyd caught eight passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns to end his disappointing season on a positive note.
The Cardinals will look to keep defying the odds as they face the Carolina Panthers on the road in an NFC wild card game on Saturday, Jan. 3.