ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons had a better feeling about Sunday's 10-10 tie than the San Francisco 49ers.
The Falcons, catching up with 1:33 left in regulation when Sylvester Stamps turned a short pass from David Archer into a 39-yard touchdown, remained in first place in the NFC West. Atlanta is 5-1-1, San Francisco 4-2-1.
"Considering how many opportunities we let get away and the direction the game was going, we were fortunate to come away with a tie," Falcons' Coach Dan Henning said. "It wasn't a victory, but it was sure better than a loss."
The Falcons, trailing since the opening minutes of the first quarter when the 49ers' Roger Craig went airborne for a one-yard touchdown, were inside the San Francisco 12-yard line three times in the closing 17 minutes before Stamps' touchdown.