I am loving that the 49ers get 8 days to prepare for their next opponent. That extra day of rest will certainly help. But if I was a Falcons fan, I would be wondering why the Falcons didn't get to play on Saturday instead. Would it be too imbalancing to give the first seed the home field plus 8 days between Division and Conference games?
Or if you wanted to balance things, you could always give the first seed the Sunday game, knowing that they won't have to travel the next week, making the 2 final games between teams that have advantages. #1 gets home field, #2 gets extra day for rest/travel.
[ Edited by fryet on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM ]