Originally posted by Shanghai69er:
If Vegas was wise, the 49ers would open as AT LEAST 6.5 point faves...but, that ain't gonna happen. If we get reasonable pressure, limit big plays to their big three pass-catchers, and let Kaep be Kaep, 49ers win 34 - 20.
I believe the opening lines are anywhere from SF -1.5 to -3. This is the matchup I wanted and hope Jim will have these guys ready. Let's all hope the WWL pattern will finally be broken. Atlanta almost pooped the bed today and I have a feeling they put a lot of emotion into winning Mike Smith's/Matty Ice's 1st playoff game. They don't nearly have the experience that our coaches and players do so I have to think we'll be VERY focused and this is exactly the way the Falcons have been winning all year. I just think playing two very physical teams two weeks in a row will be too much for them. I'm glad we get them this week and we weren't in Seattle's place.
My gut is telling me we can win this big if we don't turn it over. They had big problems with Wilson taking off and I do think they will spy Kaep and contain him a little more but we have more talent all around and more experience.
What's going to worry me all week is that we're going to be the favorites now and we usually don't play well being the "top dogs", so that has to change. I just think the Falcons will be happy to be in this game. Hoping the travel doesn't affect us.
So excited already!!!!
[ Edited by Beezy33 on Jan 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM ]