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.
Contain Ryan, White and Gonzales. Somewhere in these threads I said that the Seahawks would run out of luck in Atlanta. I didn't anticipate that Matt Ryan would try and give them the game and it should have never been this close. But I also said that Gonzales would be the man and ultimately, he made the catch that resulted in the winning field goal.
Having spent that much emotions on the game and after watching Wilson run around like a fool, I think that the 49er's will have success with Kaepernick. Atlanta should be spent after that game and here comes another running QB.
Atlanta couldn't contain Wilson and I doubt very much that they will fare much better with Colin.
But here's another DOMED field and Kapernick will have a tough time with clock management.
This was probably a dream scenario, a physical and emotionally taxing victory for ATL, the first playoff victory for some of their cornerstone players, this was their Super Bowl. Now, they have to host the NFC Champ game next week? They're done, they got what they wanted. We'll go into ATL and win comfortably (I'm not saying we'll blow them out but we'll never fear them actually winning the game throughout the course of it). Obviously, "any given Sunday" applies but I just think ATL is done.
Hello guys..An Old Falcon Fan here!..I am fired up by our amazing win Here`s to a good game!..Our team is tough and we won the physical match up against a team that dominated you the last time they played you.Sorry guys Falcons take this one,just like we did today 27-24 ..Super Bowl for Tony Gonzalez we are on a mission!..ta-ta!
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