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The 49ers went all backyard football and drew up a play on the sideline before scoring Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The 49ers had to pick up Christian Ponder off the street basically, after losing third-string quarterback Thad Lewis to an ACL injury. No one could legitimately expect Ponder to do much of anything with just three days to learn San Francisco’s playbook, especially facing a team like the Denver Broncos.

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Ponder still scored twice, one of which came on a play the 49ers drew up on the sideline.

Credit Ponder for coming in cold and running a play drawn up just moment before to perfection. Ponder may have been a cast off from Minnesota, but having him as insurance as a third string quarterback looks like it may pay off for San Francisco.

[h/t FTW]

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