The Falcons v s**t-hawks game is a win win for the 9ers no matter who wins.
1. If the Falcons win, you know that the cheating-hawks threw the kitchen and the house at them. Falcons wont have time to fully recover and take on another and even bigger onslaught when the 9ers D roll up. We still need to play the game 9ers style though to get the win, but the 9ers will have that psychological edge after what should be a very physical encounter with the hawks.
2. All this travel that the hawks are going through will play a roll, they might have to empty the tanks just to get over the Falcons, and the 9ers are sitting their pretty at home, waiting to finish them off and them being one step away from the big dance.
In either case the 9ers still have to go out and play the way they play.