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Atlanta is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this year, which is one of the worst marks in the NFL.
This plays right into the hands of the 49ers defense, which can unleash its talented pass rush against Matt Ryan and Co.
Still, Atlanta's aerial attack isn't easily contained.
Roddy White and Julio Jones may be the best wide-receiver duo in the NFL. As good as San Francisco's secondary has been this season, it would almost certainly allow a touchdown or two to Atlanta's group of receivers.
On the other side of the ball, the 49ers would likely have some success running the ball against a defense that's allowing 127 rushing yards per game.
These two teams haven't played each other since 2010 (before Jim Harbaugh became head coach), so it's hard to predict which team would come out on top.
The one thing we do know is that the Falcons have really struggled in the playoffs in recent years. The 49ers have a defense capable of making Atlanta relive those frustrations.