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49ers get date with road demons in dome

49ers get date with road demons in dome

sfgate.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
49ers get date with road demons in dome [...] before they can visit the Superdome in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII and end an 18-year quest, they will travel to Atlanta for an NFC Championship Game that provides a chance to confront demons and chase …
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  • Full Speed Ahead: The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rus…

    Full Speed Ahead: The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing…

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Falcons will surely defend the 49ers' rushing attack in the NFC title game better than the Packers did, but Andrew Perloff still feels Colin Kaepernick and Co. will head to the Super Bowl.
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  • N.F.C. Championship Preview: 49ers at Falcons

    N.F.C. Championship Preview: 49ers at Falcons

    nytimes.com Jan 13, 2013
    A preview of the N.F.C. championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • 92 ejected from Candlestick Park

    92 ejected from Candlestick Park

    Last night’s game in San Francisco was a pretty good one, especially for the home team.  But 92 folks who paid for tickets left prematurely, and involuntarily. According to the Associated Press, 92 fans were ejected during the 49ers’ 45-31 victory ov
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  • “Kaepernicking” Becoming The New Craze Among NFL Fans

    “Kaepernicking” Becoming The New Craze Among NFL Fans

    49ersgab.com Jan 13, 2013
    In the wake of San Francisco’s 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s touchdown celebration of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep has taken off on social med
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  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woe…

    Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
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  • Quick Take: 49ers at Falcons

    Quick Take: 49ers at Falcons

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in the Georgia Dome: 1. QB matchup. The 49ers' Colin Kaepernick ranked third and the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan ranked fourth i…
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  • The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance Now

    The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance Now

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Mayors of rival cities make cities make light-hearted bets on the outcome of sporting events all the time. Just yesterday the Packers-49ers game had chocolates, cheese curds, sparkling wine, "a free admission day to the Children's Museum" and …
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  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.
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  • 49ers kicker David Akers had to fight halftime dancers for kick…

    49ers kicker David Akers had to fight halftime dancers for kicking room

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    Man, life is tough for a kicker. You get all the blame (and death threats) for losses when you miss a game-winner; you fight for your job with every single soccer player/college kicker/donkey who wanders into camp; and since you're not a hulking physica…
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  • Donald Driver, Greg Jennings unsure if they’re done as Packers

    Donald Driver, Greg Jennings unsure if they’re done as Packers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Green Bay receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings both acknowledged in the locker room following Saturday’s loss to the 49ers that they might have played their last games with the Packers. The 37-year-old Driver caught just eight passes in 2012, and i
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  • Michael Crabtree makes a playoff splash

    Michael Crabtree makes a playoff splash

    sfgate.com Jan 13, 2013
    Michael Crabtree makes a playoff splash On Saturday, in his second whirl across the grand playoff stage, Crabtree wore large, dark sunglasses to his postgame news conference. Colin Kaepernick will command most of the headlines, but Crabtree carved out h…
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  • Packers offense shut down in 2nd half

    Packers offense shut down in 2nd half

    sfgate.com Jan 13, 2013
    Packers offense shut down in 2nd half Aaron Rodgers, the Chico kid, has been looking forward to playing here against the San Francisco 49ers for a long time, especially after his favorite team while growing up bypassed him in the 2005 NFL draft. Kaepern…
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  • Justin Smith, arm in brace, makes an impact

    Justin Smith, arm in brace, makes an impact

    sfgate.com Jan 13, 2013
    Justin Smith, arm in brace, makes an impact In his first game since sustaining a significant injury to his left arm 27 days earlier, 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith had five tackles and routinely displayed his trademark bull rush in a 45-31 division…
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  • 49ers' defense trails offense, for once

    49ers' defense trails offense, for once

    sfgate.com Jan 13, 2013
    49ers' defense trails offense, for once The grind-it-out, defensive team we've come to know over the past two seasons morphed into an offensive juggernaut in Saturday's 45-31 playoff win over the Packers, making more records than Motown. The Niners' D e…
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  • Video - 49ers-Falcons Preview 01:46

    49ers-Falcons Preview

    Jan 13
    Eric Allen and Antonio Pierce preview the NFC Championship matchup between the 49ers and Falcons.
  • Video - Are the San Francisco 49ers the team to beat? 04:31

    Are the San Francisco 49ers the team to beat?

    Jan 13
    After Colin Kaepernick's breathtaking performance in the divisional round, are the San Francisco 49ers the team to beat in the playoffs?
  • Video - 49ers postgame press conference 03:26

    49ers postgame press conference

    Jan 13
    49ers react following game with Packers
  • Video - Kaepernick on record: 'It's a great accolade' 02:29

    Kaepernick on record: 'It's a great accolade'

    Jan 13
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks about his new single-game quarterback rushing record after his team's 45-31 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.

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    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.