49ers edge Raiders in thriller, win ninth straight game

By Sergio Estrada, Alianza News

Las Vegas, NV.- The San Francisco 49ers started the new year by defeating their old Bay Area rival, the Las Vegas Raiders, 37-34 in a back and forth thriller.

The Raiders started Jarrett Stidham at quarterback in place of Derek Carr, and he had a career day against the 49ers defense. Stidham passed for 365 yards and 3 touchdowns, but also had 2 INT. The final interception came in overtime when Tashon Gibson intercepted Stidham and returned it 56 yards to set up a game winning 23-yard field goal by 49ers kicker Robbie Gould. 

For the 49ers, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy continues his impressive play, throwing for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey also had a stellar game, finishing the day with 121 yards rushing and adding 72 yards receiving and 1 touchdown. The 49ers currently hold the 2nd seed in the NFC playoff picture. They close out the season at home against the Arizona Cardinals Jan 8.

Below you find some excellent photos so that you can enjoy remembering the best moments of this great classic game. The photos of this game were taken by Sergio Estrada, Sports Editor of Alianza Metropolitan News.