Originally posted by GameOver:
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.
funny their basically in the same position we were in last year (granted, our hosting the NFCCG was more unexpected) emotional win over the Saints (our hump to get over was just making the playoffs though after a 9 year absence)
Niners will be the hungrier more prepared team, while the Falcons will be the drained, emotionally uptight hosts who will be outmatched