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NFC Championship 2013: Instant Grades, Analysis for Atlanta

The NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers takes place at 3:00 p.m. on January 20, 2013. 

The Falcons are hosting the NFC Championship Game for the first time in franchise history. They are going for the second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history versus the 49ers in a matchup that makes people reminiscent of the old NFC West days.

Stick around with us as we grade the performances of the Falcons in their attempt to take down the San Francisco 49ers and head to the grandest stage of them all.

 

Scoring Summary

Matt Ryan connected deep with Julio Jones on the opening drive for the initial touchdown. San Francisco 49ers 0, Atlanta Falcons 7 with 11:24 left in the 1st quarter.

Matt Bryant knocks through a 35-yard field goal after a pass to Jacquizz Rodgers gets knocked away by Navorro Bowman. San Francisco 49ers 0, Atlanta Falcons 10 with 3:20 left in the 1st quarter.

Matt Ryan hit Julio Jones again. This time for 20-yards for a touchdown. San Francisco 49ers 0, Atlanta Falcons 17 with 14:54 left in the 2nd quarter.

LaMichael James ran 15 yards for a touchdown on a zone read play to give the 49ers their first score. San Francisco 49ers 7, Atlanta Falcons 17 with 8:08 left in the 2nd quarter.

Vernon Davis caught a four yard pass from Colin Kaepernick for the touchdown to bring it within three. San Francisco 49ers 14, Atlanta Falcons 17 with 1:55 left in the 2nd quarter.

Matt Ryan hit Tony Gonzalez for a 10 yard touchdown over the middle to answer the Vernon Davis touchdown. San Francisco 49ers 14, Atlanta Falcons 24 with 0:25 left in the 2nd quarter.

Frank Gore ran five yards for a touchdown on a zone read play. San Francisco 49ers 21, Atlanta Falcons 24 with 10:47 left in the 3rd quarter.

Frank Gore got another touchdown on a zone read to give San Francisco their first lead of the game. San Francisco 49ers 28, Atlanta Falcons 24 with 8:23 left in the game.

Final: San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24

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