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49ers take fourth quarter lead on Christian McCaffrey’s touchdown run

Mike Florio and Chris Simms debate whether Dallas' offense can challenge San Francisco's defense in the NFC Divisional Round.

The 49ers finally have found their running game.

They had seven carries for 38 yards on their 10-play, 91-yard scoring drive. That includes Christian McCaffrey’s 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter.

The 49ers lead 16-9.

Dallas opted to punt after reaching the San Francisco 40, while facing a fourth-and-five. They took the delay of game and Ray-Ray McCloud made a fair catch at the San Francisco 9.

The big play in the touchdown drive was tight end George Kittle’s incredible 30-yard catch. Kittle batted the ball with one hand, juggled it a few times and finally brought it in.

Ten plays later, the 49ers were in the end zone.

Dallas had three defensive penalties in the drive -- an offsides on DeMarcus Lawrence, a holding penalty on Donovan Wilson and a holding penalty on Johnathan Hankins.