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The 49ers defense needed time to warm up, then shut out the Falcons in the second half and allow San Francisco to stage a record rally in the NFC championship game.
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman knocked away a fourth-down pass intended for Roddy White with 1:13 left helped preserve a 28-24 victory Sunday that sent San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff a couple of weeks ago, but decided to cut him last week and continue to stick with David Akers.
Akers missed a crucial field goal during yesterday’s narrow victory over the Falcons. If the 49ers are going to want to sign another kicker for the Super Bowl, they’re not going to be able to sign Cundiff.
According to ESPN’s Adam...
ATLANTA -- Mike Smith knew it could happen again.
A week ago, his Atlanta Falcons blew a 20-point lead but won through a miracle comeback in the final minute.
Again on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, the Falcons built a big lead -- 17 points at one point. Smith said his message at that juncture was to "never let up, never give up."
"That's how you have...
Michael Crabtree was investigated for an alleged sexual assault, but the 49ers reportedly do not expect him to face charges.
The Atlanta Falcons came to play today, and no one has been more impressive than Julio Jones. He has been simply outstanding and now has 6 catches for 120 yards and 2 TDs in just over one quarter. Trading up for Julio Jones in the 2011 NFL Draft has been paying dividends for Atlanta, and the 49ers are in deep trouble down 17-0 early in the NFC Championship.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.
Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required...
A fun discussion that will never end is the one about which state produces the best football players. It is hard to argue against the top 3 states involved in the topic as far as producing top talent; Florida, Texas, and California. These schools routinely produce the top college prospects based on ratings from Rivals and Scout. But does this trend continue to translate when all...