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Atlanta Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon leaps as he is introduced before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

NFC Championship: 49ers 28, Falcons 24

The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl by defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, Sunday in the NFC championship game at the Georgia Dome.

San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree can't keep his
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San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree can't keep his feet in bounds as he catches a ball during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a pass
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San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a pass with Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud defending during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James celebrates his touchdown
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San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James celebrates his touchdown run with teammate Michael Crabtree during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) catches a
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San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) catches a pass with Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud defending during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James gets away from
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San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James gets away from Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas for a 15-yard touchdown run during the first half. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gets past Atlanta
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San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gets past Atlanta Falcons' Dunta Robinson for a first down during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James celebrates after rushing
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San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James celebrates after rushing 15-yards for a touchdown during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a pass
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San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a pass in front of Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick runs past Atlanta
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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick runs past Atlanta Falcons' Kroy Biermann during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches touchdown pass in
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers' Tarell Brown during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a four-yard
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San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis catches a four-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez is congratulated by Michael
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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez is congratulated by Michael Palmer after his 10-yard touchdown catch during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez reacts after his 10-yard
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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez reacts after his 10-yard touchdown reception during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez celebrates after his 10-yard
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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez celebrates after his 10-yard touchdown reception during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez catches a 10-yard touchdown
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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez catches a 10-yard touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers' Donte Whitner during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez celebrates after his 10-yard
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Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez celebrates after his 10-yard touchdown catch during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Fans cheer during the first half of the
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Fans cheer during the first half of the NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick walks off the
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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick walks off the field during halftime of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes during
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San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

The Atlanta Falcons study a play during the
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The Atlanta Falcons study a play during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Ted Ginn watches from the
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San Francisco 49ers' Ted Ginn watches from the sidelines during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas celebrates after sacking San
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Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas celebrates after sacking San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh watches
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh watches his team during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons' Corey Peters sacks San Francisco 49ers'
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Atlanta Falcons' Corey Peters sacks San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is sacked by
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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas and Kroy Biermann during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass with
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass with San Francisco 49ers' Dashon Goldson defending during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass in
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers' Tarell Brown during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith yells to
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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith yells to his players during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh argues
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh argues a call during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass during
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a pass during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud breaks up a pass
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Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is congratulated by teammate
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is congratulated by teammate Jason Snelling after catching a 46-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a 46-yard touchdown
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a 46-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones runs into the end
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones runs into the end zone after catching a 46-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a touchdown pass
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers' Donte Whitner during the first half of the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is congratulated by Roddy
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones is congratulated by Roddy White after catching a 46-yard touchdown pass during the first half. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas and Akeem Dent leap
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Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas and Akeem Dent leap after running out onto the field before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas leaps as he is
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Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas leaps as he is introduced before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon leaps as he is
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Atlanta Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon leaps as he is introduced before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons hold hands before the start of
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Atlanta Falcons hold hands before the start of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith talks to
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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith talks to his players during warm ups before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank talks to Tony
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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank talks to Tony Gonzalez before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith wears his helmet
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San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith wears his helmet backwards before the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick warms up before
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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick warms up before the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

Atlanta Falcons' Kroy Biermann warms up before the
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Atlanta Falcons' Kroy Biermann warms up before the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left,
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, shakes hands with Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith before the NFC Championship game. (Jan. 20, 2013)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, and
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, and singer Usher speak before the NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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