DENVER, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Joe Nedney kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime Sunday to give San Francisco a 26-23 win over the Denver Broncos.
It was Nedney's fourth field goal of the game and knocked the Broncos out of the playoffs.
Kansas City earned the sixth-seed in the playoffs and meets Indianapolis next Sunday. The Broncos would've been the fifth-seed with a win.
Gore is the first 49er to lead the conference in rushing.
Alex Smith completed 17-of-32 passes for 194 yards for San Francisco (7-9).
Jay Cutler was 21-of-32 for 230 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but missed most of the second quarter with a head injury.