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49ers Get Flagged For Celebrating Touchdown That Didn't Happen

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, they had to play each other today.

Bears punter Pat O’Donnell had his kick blocked in the second quarter; 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson ran it back for what would have been the first touchdown of the game. The 49ers celebrated, believing they had scored. Johnson dropped to the ground and made snow angels in the sprinkling of powder.

However, Johnson had stepped out of bounds at the four-yard line, so there was no touchdown, but there was an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Niners for the celebration.

The 49ers took over on Chicago’s 19-yard line. They settled for a field goal.



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