Here's the good news for 49ers fans -- QB Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated headed into Sunday's NFC Championship, thanks to his breakout performance against the Packers last weekend.
"HOLY!" cries out the headline, with a shot of Jim Harbaugh's astonished face below. The tag line reads, "Shout It From The Mountaintop, Jim -- You Were Dead On About Colin Kaepernick."
Of course, Kaepernick will grace SI's west coast cover. Ravens QB Joe Flacco will be featured in the east:
Last year, the 49ers were also featured on the SI cover -- "Surprise! Surprise! It's Niners vs. Giants for a ticket to Indy." That game unfortunately, didn't work out so well.