At a glance: NFC Championship Game

  • Updated: January 19, 2013 - 8:50 PM

SAN FRANCISCO

AT ATLANTA

Time, TV: 2 p.m. today,

Ch. 9 Line: 49ers by 4

THE SKINNY

The 49ers offense looked unstoppable last week in rolling up a franchise playoff-record 579 yards. Atlanta got its first victory in a playoff game during the five years Mike Smith has been coach and Matt Ryan has been QB, but he needed a late 49-yard field goal by Matt Bryan to beat Seattle. Can Atlanta contain San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ran for an NFL QB-record 181 yards and passed for 263 more last week? Kaepernick, 6-2 as a starter, has validated coach John Harbaugh's decision to bench Alex Smith.

ABOUT THE 49ERS

How they got here: San Francisco, the NFC West champion at 11-4-1, was the second seed in the NFC and, after a first-round bye, beat Green Bay 45-31.

Stats: San Francisco was 11th in the NFL in offense and third in defense.

Top guns: Kaepernick has passed for 12 TDs with four INTs and rushed for four TDs while posting a 6-2 record as the starter. RB Frank Gore had 1,213 yards rushing for a team-record sixth season with at least 1,000 yards rushing. WR Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 119 yards, two TDs against Packers. LB Aldon Smith's 33 1/2 sacks are a high total for a player in his first two seasons. Smith led the NFC with a team-record 19 1/2 sacks.

ABOUT THE FALCONS

How they got here: Atlanta, the NFC South champion at 13-3, was the No. 1 seed and beat Seattle 30-28 last week.

Stats: Atlanta was eighth in the league in offense and 24th in defense.

Top guns: WRs Roddy White (1,351) and Julio Jones (1,198) are the first Atlanta duo to each top 1,000 yards receiving since 1998. Including the playoffs, White has an NFC-leading 590 catches since 2007. TE Tony Gonzalez, named to his 13th Pro Bowl this season, got his first postseason victory last week. DE John Abraham led the Falcons with 10 sacks, giving him 126 in his career, most for any active NFL player. CB Asante Samuel holds the NFL postseason record with four career TD returns on interceptions.

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Toronto 2 Top 7th Inning
Baltimore 5
Washington 3 Top 8th Inning
Atlanta 0
Miami 3 Bottom 7th Inning
NY Mets 4
NY Yankees 0 Bottom 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Cincinnati 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Chicago Cubs 0
Chicago WSox 3 Top 5th Inning
Kansas City 0
Cleveland 1 Top 5th Inning
Houston 2
Detroit 5 Top 5th Inning
Minnesota 0
Los Angeles 2 Top 3rd Inning
Colorado 2
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong 8:40 PM
Arizona - W. Miley
Seattle - H. Iwakuma 9:05 PM
LA Angels - M. Shoemaker
Philadelphia - J. Williams 9:10 PM
San Diego - A. Cashner
Philadelphia 3 2nd Qtr 10:17
Indianapolis 10
Tampa Bay 9/18/14 7:25 PM
Atlanta
San Diego 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Buffalo
Dallas 9/21/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
Washington 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Houston 9/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
Minnesota 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Tennessee 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cincinnati
Baltimore 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cleveland
Green Bay 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Detroit
Indianapolis 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Oakland 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New England
San Francisco 9/21/14 3:05 PM
Arizona
Denver 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Kansas City 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Miami
Pittsburgh 9/21/14 7:30 PM
Carolina
(5) Auburn 9/18/14 6:30 PM
(20) Kansas State
Connecticut 9/19/14 7:00 PM
So Florida
Old Dominion 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Rice
Troy 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(13) Georgia
Georgia Tech 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Virginia Tech
Eastern Mich 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(11) Michigan State
Iowa 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Maryland 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Syracuse
Tulane 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Duke
Hawaii 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Colorado
Marshall 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Carolina 9/20/14 2:30 PM
East Carolina
Army 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Wake Forest
Virginia 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(21) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 9/20/14 2:30 PM
SMU
Rutgers 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Central Mich 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Kansas
Utah 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Florida 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(3) Alabama
Louisville 9/20/14 2:30 PM
FIU
Fla Atlantic 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Wyoming
Indiana 9/20/14 3:00 PM
(18) Missouri
San Jose St 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Minnesota
Texas State 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Illinois
Massachusetts 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Penn State
Georgia State 9/20/14 5:00 PM
Washington
Appalachian St 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Miss State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
(8) LSU
Northern Ill 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas
Middle Tennessee 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Memphis
Utah State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas State
Miami-Ohio 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Idaho 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Ohio U
Ball State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
(14) So Carolina 9/20/14 6:30 PM
Vanderbilt
(4) Oklahoma 9/20/14 6:30 PM
West Virginia
Ga Southern 9/20/14 6:30 PM
South Alabama
UNLV 9/20/14 7:00 PM
Houston
(22) Clemson 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(1) Florida State
Miami-Florida 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(24) Nebraska
New Mexico 9/20/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 9/20/14 9:00 PM
Arizona
Louisiana 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Boise State
(2) Oregon 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
San Diego St 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Oregon State
Montreal 16 FINAL
Edmonton 33
Toronto 33 FINAL
Calgary 40
Winnipeg 9 FINAL
Brt Columbia 26
Saskatchewan 3 FINAL
Hamilton 28
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Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
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