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  1. Around the NFC West: Selective accounting

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans should take a look at what Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has to say about the NFC Championship Game. Ryan sat down with Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com to analyze key aspects of the game that vaulted San Francisco to ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  2. First-half thoughts as 49ers trail yet again

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had to overcome a 24-14 halftime deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. They'll need to overcome a 21-6 deficit against the Baltimore Ravens to win Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore is pl...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  3. Aldon Smith's quest to end sacks drought

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Aldon Smith was a disruptive force for the San Francisco 49ers during late, critical moments of the NFC Championship Game. The outside linebacker still hasn't collected a quarterback sack in five games and 52 days. That bothers him ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  4. Pivotal plays: Bowman's breakup tops list

    Mike Sando

    NaVorro Bowman's fourth-and-4 pass breakup all but delivered the San Francisco 49ers to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. The play was notable for a few reasons. Having Bowman, an inside linebacker, in coverage agai...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  5. Frank Gore's socks looked 'fine' to the NFL

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers players earned $40,000 for their participation in the NFC Championship Game. Make that $29,500 for running back Frank Gore. The NFL fined Gore the difference ($10,500) for a wearing his socks too low, which is in violation o...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  6. Ravens await 49ers' ascending WR Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree voiced frustration over the opportunities available to him during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Crabtree had finished that game with a singl...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  7. NFC West slideshow: Championship Game

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' best victory of the season to date helped produce our best NFC West slideshow of the season. Thanks to all those who took the time to share their NFC Championship Game experiences by tweeting game-day pics my way. Enjoy th...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. Super Bowl-bound 49ers not celebrating yet

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- There was so much for the San Francisco 49ers to celebrate Sunday following their 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. A couple of the younger players, Ricky Jean Francois and Anthony Dixon, danced on a r...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 28, Falcons 24

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome: What it means: The 49ers are heading to a Super Bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. They will seek t...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  10. First-half thoughts as 49ers trail, 24-14

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- The San Francisco 49ers entered the NFC Championship Game having allowed at least 31 points to three of their previous four opponents. It's looking like that trend will continue after Atlanta jumped to a 24-14 halftime lead over the 49e...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  11. 49ers confident in Justin Smith's arm

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- The San Francisco 49ers are going heavier at wide receiver and lighter on the defensive line in the NFC Championship Game. Translation: Justin Smith is healthy. The 49ers are keeping active five wide receivers, a relatively high numb...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  12. Watching to see if Crabtree appears focused

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- Michael Crabtree's status for the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game appearance remains unchanged pending his involvement in a sexual-assault investigation. 2012 Receiving, Weeks 1-19 WR White Jones Crabtree ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  13. 49ers-Falcons rewind: Go to 'White Shoes'

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons were division rivals for more than three decades until the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions in 2002. Their matchup Sunday in the NFC Championship Game marks the fifth game between the...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  14. 49ers: Ryan next after Wilson, Brady, Brees

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers face one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, Matt Ryan, on the road in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. They know what they are getting into. The 49ers have faced Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees ov...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  15. Matt Ryan, 49ers' D on collision course

    Mike Sando

    Greetings. I'm en route to Atlanta and looking at the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game matchup with the Falcons from a few angles. First up: a look at how Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has played at home, compared to how the 49ers' defen...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  16. Football Today: 49ers or Falcons?

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg have made their Championship Game picks as part of the latest Football Today podcast . Their NFC Championship Game preview begins at the 4:35 mark of the above-linked podcast. Check it out. Tucker ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013