49ers advance to Super Bowl XLVII
Feeling at home in Atlanta
A group of 49ers fans made the trip to Atlanta to cheer on their team, and show off coach Jim Harbaugh's motto.
Quick start for ATL
The 49ers defense was little to no resistance to Matt Ryan and the Falcons, as he found Julio Jones wide open for a 46-yard TD on their first drive.
No answer for Jones
Matt Ryan and the Falcons struck again with another connection to Julio Jones, who tapped his toes in the corner of the end zone for another six points. It gave the Falcons a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Running game mounts comeback
The 49ers, who were not able to get their passing game going in the first quarter, relied on their running game to put points on the board. Frank Gore did the brunt of the work on the drive, but LaMichael James pounded his way into the end zone for the 49ers' first score.
Vernon Davis was a key receiver on the 49ers' second productive drive, with four catches for 75 yards.
Vernon Davis finished off a huge drive with a four-yard TD from Kaepernick to cut the Falcons' lead to 17-14.
Change of momentum
The 49ers' defense still could not stop Matt Ryan, even with just under two minutes to play in the half, as he found Tony Gonzalez in the end zone for Ryan's third TD of the game. It gave the Falcons a 24-14 lead at the half.
Frank Gore's five-yard TD capped a seven-play, 82-yard drive and made the score 24-21 in the third quarter.
David Akers missed a 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 24 late in the third quarter.
Too close for comfort
Michael Crabtree fumbled the ball at the one yard line with the 49ers down 24-21 early in the fourth quarter.
Gore does it again
Frank Gore scored his second touchdown of the game, a nine-yard run to give the 49ers a 28-24 lead.
See you in New Orleans
The 49ers stopped the Falcons from scoring on fourth down and San Francisco is headed to its first Super Bowl since 1995.