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Why were Jalen Ramsey and Robbie Gould arguing? Rams CB, 49ers kicker exchange words in NFC title game

It’s not often that kickers are involved in arguments on the field with an opponent and have to be separated by a teammate. But then again, it’s also not often that a kicker has done what Robbie Gould has in the postseason.

Gould is a perfect 21 for 21 on field goal attempts in his playoff career, an NFL record. But that 21st field goal got Gould into some trouble. He nailed a 38-yarder as time expired in the first half to give the Niners a 10-7 lead in the NFC championship game Sunday.

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With Inglewood not being Vegas, 21 wasn’t such a lucky number for Gould, because after the kick, he and Rams All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey got into a heated exchange and had to be separated by officials and players.

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49ers’ Jaquiski Tartt: ‘I Deserve All the Criticism’ After Dropping INT in Rams Loss | Bleacher Report

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During the San Francisco 49ers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, a key moment occurred in the fourth quarter when 49ers defensive back Jaquiski Tartt dropped a potential interception.

After the game, Tartt took to Twitter and accepted blame for failing to make a play that would’ve led to a huge shift in momentum:

Jaquiski ‘Quaski’ Tartt @quaski

No excuses!! I deserve all the criticism my way! Opportunity I dream of I came up short!!! Let my brothers down!! It Still won’t define me as a person/player. Only will get stronger and better… <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Believdat?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Believdat</a>

Tartt also took responsibility for the drop during his postgame press conference (warning: contains profanity):

Joe Reedy @joereedy

<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Niners?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Niners</a> Tartt on dropping the potential interception: <a href=”https://t.co/CEVL6Iq6j4″>pic.twitter.com/CEVL6Iq6j4</a>

The play occurred almost midway through the fourth quarter with the 49ers leading 17-14. Rams quarterback

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Complete breakdown of how sweet 49ers blocked punt was vs. Packers

The San Francisco 49ers’ game-altering blocked punt of the Green Bay Packers is all the proof you will ever need to know that special teams matter.

The difference in the NFC Divisional Round game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers was special teams.

In a game featuring precisely one offensive touchdown, the 49ers were able to even the score with one on special teams. Jordan Willis was able to get his big paw on Corey Bojorquez’s punt deep in Green Bay territory. It took a heads-up play Talanoa Hufanga to hit pay dirt on what will probably be the biggest play of his life. Robbie Gould would seal the deal minutes later to win it.

Now that the snow has settled, here is what went into making the 49ers blocked punt so amazing.

What made San Francisco 49ers’ game-changing blocked punt so incredible

In a game

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Robbie Gould sends 49ers to NFC Championship Game

Former Penn State kicker Robbie Gould is one game away from playing in the Super Bowl. The 15-year NFL veteran helped the San Francisco 49ers punch their ticket to the NFC Championship Game on Saturday night with a game-winning field goal from 45 yards to upset the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field.

The sequence of events that led to Gould getting a chance for a game-winning field goal could not have been scripted. In a defensive battle highlighted by special teams plays, the 49ers tied the game at 10-10 with just under five minutes to play in the game when they blocked a Packers punt deep in the Green Bay end and made a short return for a touchdown. After the Green Bay offense got the ball back on the ensuing kickoff, the San Francisco defense forced a three-and-out aided by an illegal motion penalty on

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