2013 NFL Playoffs: 4 Keys to Success for the 49ers in the NFC Championship

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2013 NFL Playoffs: 4 Keys to Success for the 49ers in the NFC Championship
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Michael Crabtree runs with the ball in the last 49ers-Falcons game.

Usually, you aren't happy when a team wins and you are forced to travel. But the 49ers can't be complaining about playing the Falcons.

San Francisco will be traveling to Atlanta to face the top-seeded Falcons on Sunday for the NFC Championship. The 49ers demolished the Packers 45-31 (the Packers scored in garbage time), and the Falcons built a 20-point lead and held on to beat Seattle 30-28.

The Falcons went 13-3, and the 49ers were 11-4-1. However, lots of people expect the 49ers to win, because they have a great defense and Colin Kaepernick has the hot hand. Kaepernick has thrown 12 touchdowns and four interceptions (including the playoffs), and Matt Ryan has 35 touchdowns and 16 picks (including the playoffs).

So, we know it will be a good game, and a winnable one for the 49ers. But what do they need to do to win? Well, here are four keys for the 49ers.

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