4:15 PM ET, September 9, 2001
J.J. Stokes had 93 yards receiving, including this TD catch from Jeff Garcia, who passed for 335 yards.
|VINNY CERRATO'S ANALYSIS|
Question on the 49ers : What will a win like this do for a young 49ers team?
Cerrato: It gives them a lot of confidence. It gives them not only a 1-0 start but also a win in the division -- which is big -- against an improving Atlanta team. It gives the defense some confidence because the Falcons couldn't do much offensively. This game is a good building block for the 49ers.
Question on the Falcons: How do you think Michael Vick looked in his debut?
Vinny Cerrato, ESPN.com's NFL analyst, has served as director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Cortez played in the XFL last spring, then won the 49ers' job in training camp after Wade Richey left to sign with San Diego. ... Atlanta DL Shane Dronett intercepted a tipped pass with 5:56 left, but the Falcons went three-and-out, giving the ball back to San Francisco for its game-tying drive. ... During the game-winning drive, a message flashed on the scoreboard about Barry Bonds' three home runs in Colorado. The crowd began chanting "Barry! Barry!"