San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons 2012 NFC Conference Championship

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San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders By Alexia Boulot

San Francisco 49ers #2 seed at Atlanta Falcons #1 seed in the 2012 NFC conference championship on Sunday January 20th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

Quick Summary: The pick is San Francisco 49ers at Bovada.

NFL Team Stats and Key Football Players

San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1, Playoffs: 1-0) took the victory 45-31 vs Green Bay Packers when most people thought the 49ers was going to lose with Colin Kaepernick as starting quarterback. This Sunday the San Francisco face Atlanta Falcons who is the number one seed in the NFC.

San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick by Kate

San Francisco 49ers key offensive players for this game is Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, and Vernon Davis. Colin Kaepernick was given a chance to prove himself in the regular season and came through for the 49ers.

Then Colin Kaepernick was given the chance last weekend to play his first playoff game and not only prove himself in that game with a victory over the Green Bay Packers. He pulled off plays that Alex Smith could not and would not even attempt.

San Francisco 49ers key defensive players for this game is NaVorro Bowman and Dashon Goldson. These two players lead the team in tackles and interceptions. However, Aldon Smith lead the team in sacks in the regular season and this game he needs to step up his game this Sunday and force on the quarterback. Last weekend Aldon Smith manage to get a force fumble but he will need to do more in order to win the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons (13-3, Playoffs: 1-0) has broken the trend of making it to the playoffs and losing in the first game. However, they struggle to win the game last weekend. Now that the pressure is off can they get the win this Sunday? For the Falcons to win this game on Sunday they will have to avoid turnovers better than they did last Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons key offensive players for this game is Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Jacquizz Rodgers, Roddy White, and Julio Jones. Matt Ryan threw 3 touchdowns but also 2 interceptions last Sunday. Matt Ryan need to watch where he place the ball. Roddy White and Julio Jones will need to get a hold of the ball or bat it down if it looks like its going to be an interception.

Jacquizz Rodgers ran for almost 100 yards against the Seattle Seahawks defense. He will need to get the same if not more rushing yards against the San Francisco 49ers. Their defense is known to stop the run so he has a really hard challenge on his hands with this defense.

Atlanta Falcons key defensive player for this game is Sean Weatherspoon. The driving force of this Atlanta Falcons defense. Sean Weatherspoon lead the Atlanta defense in tackles in the regular season and in the first post season game vs Seattle Seahawks he showed the world why he leads this team in tackles by getting the most tackles in the first post season game for the Falcons in the 2012 NFL playoffs.

Where To Bet Online On The 49ers vs Falcons Game

Bovada have the odds at San Francisco 49ers -4½ (-105) and the Atlanta Falcons +4½ (-115). Odds posted on 1/15/2013. My prediction is the San Francisco 49ers will win the game and cover the point spread against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons was motivated to win the first game in the post season because they have lost the last 3 times they have made it to the playoffs. However, this 49ers team is motivated to win this game because their starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick is out to prove he is the quarterback for the 49ers and the team should start him next year.

Game Final Score

  • San Francisco 49ers: 28
  • Atlanta Falcons: 14
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