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Phil Dawson kicks his way to first career playoff victory, leading 49ers forward in playoffs

Phil Dawson walked off the field in triumph, his left hand still raised in the freezing air.San Francisco's veteran kicker waited 15 years for his first playoff victory. And 11 years to return to the postseason after his lone previous trip after 2002 with Cleveland.What a memorable day Dawson had Sunday, kicking the winning 33-yard field goal in the bitter cold as time expired at Green Bay, sending the 49ers (13-4) into the NFC divisional round this weekend at Carolina."This is fun, it's been a long time coming," Dawson said Tuesday. "To be around this kind of locker room and these kind of coaches, where this isn't a surprise, this is expected, this is what everything's geared for all year long, it's fun to be a part of that."Even given single-digit temperatures that made for challenging playing conditions, coach Jim Harbaugh said he would have let Dawson go for it with the game on the line from as far out as 53 yards.Dawson was thrilled he could kick from 20 yards closer.As steady as ...

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