“The 49ers’ magic-carpet ride to the Super Bowl hit some very bumpy air Sunday night over this lovely but menacing city, but the carpet survived, a bit tattered, and the crazy ride continues,” columnist Scott Ostler writes in The San Francisco Chronicle.
“The 49ers didn’t win this one (26-21) as much as they survived it, with an epic defensive stand inside the last two minutes.
“But a W is a W. Slice it and dice the situation any way you care to, the 49ers beat the Seahawks, in Seattle, under the hottest spotlight of the NFL season, in a game that meant oh so much.
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“The Seahawks put up a classic Rockyesque fight. That’s to their credit, not a mark against the 49ers.
“Now, as they say at the crowded deli: ‘Next!’”
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