Niners eliminate Broncos from playoffs

Joe Nedney kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime as the Niners eliminated Denver from the playoffs with a stunning 26-23 victory Sunday. All the Broncos (9-7) needed was a win over the double-digit underdog Niners (7-9) or even a tie to earn a spot in the playoffs but they couldnt score on three trips inside the Niners five-yard line and blew an early 13-0 lead.