The Atlanta Falcons will face the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC Title this Sunday after narrowly defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-28. Now the Falcons will face a 49er’s squad that pummeled the Green Bay Packers 45-31 in a game that set an NFL record for quarterbacks (which stood for 93 seasons) when Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns all the while passing for 263 yards.
”Our offensive line did an amazing job today,” Kaepernick said. ”They shut everybody down inside. Our receivers, our tight ends, blocked great outside, and our running backs were running hard, so it made it easier on me.”
The Falcons took out the Seattle Seahawks and their QB Russell Wilson but will face another challenge with the 49er’s/Kaepernicks read-option attack. They will also have to deal with one of the if not the fastest QB in the NFL.
“You’ve got to have vision on defense,” Coach Mike Smith said. “You can’t match up and play match coverages or man-to-man because when he gets in the secondary he’s a guy that can go the distance. He outran a number of fast players in the ball game on Saturday night.”
The game kicks off at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.