The 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl after their 28-24 win against the Falcons on Sunday.
San Francisco rallied from a 17-0 deficit to beat the top-seeded Atlanta team. Now, they get to book their trip to the Super Bowl — the first for the team in 18 years.
The 49ers came up one win short of going to last year’s bowl game, but this year they brought their power. They rallied in the second half of the game with two touchdowns that went unanswered by the Falcons, reports The Chicago Tribune.
The 49ers are now set to play the winner of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.
San Francisco running back Frank Gore stated after the game:
“I love it. We worked so hard as a team and we deserve it. It was a tough fame, Atlanta are a great team.”
The victory was also a record comeback for a team in an NFC Championship game. Atlanta initially dominated the game, much like they did with the Seattle Seahawks the week before. They led with quarterback Matt Ryan leading an 80-yard drive that ended with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones.
But despite Atlanta’s best efforts, the 49ers were the team to beat at the end. The Washington Post notes that, with the help of San Francisco’s defense, as well as a few problems on Atlanta’s offense, the Falcons didn’t score a single point in the second half.
Will you root for the 49ers at the Super Bowl on February 3? Or are you still holding out to see if the Ravens or Patriots win?