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Jill Lieber
November 25, 1985
It could turn out to be the play that costs the defending champion 49ers a playoff berth. On Nov. 11 a snowball flew from the stands in Denver just as Ray Wersching was about to attempt a 19-yard field goal. It narrowly missed Matt Cavanaugh, the 49ers' holder, who bobbled the ball and wound up throwing an incomplete pass. Denver eventually won the game 17-16.
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November 25, 1985

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Seventeen days later, on Nov. 9, Coleman was activated, and, again, it was bye-bye Keating. "But I was smart," he says. "I didn't leave town." Sure enough, three days later, the Redskins called and he was re-signed.

So how long will Keating be around this time? "Now that the team is keeping six linebackers, it could be a while," he says. "But just in case, I keep my bag packed, and I only pull out clothes as I need them."

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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