The Falcons entire organization should be given credit for an outstanding season. They made changes in the offseason, not merely being content with playoff contender status. The team has taken another step in the process on winning a title, and everyone should be commended. They finally won in the postseason and put to bed any notion that they lacked the fortitude to win during the pressure of the playoffs. Congrats to all, job well done.
But unfortunately I think they’ve gone as far as they’re going to go. Yes, there is an advantage to being at home, and they should be looser having finally won last week, but those intangibles are no substitute for blocking and tackling which the 49ers perform a lot better. How many times have you heard the adage, “ football is won on the line of scrimmage”? That’s because it’s true, and in this particular matchup, San Francisco has decided advantages on both sided of the ball.
The beauty of football is that it’s 1 game, not a 7 game series, and anything can happen in 1 game. Maybe Kaepernick, like many young qbs, succumbs to the pressure of a road championship game? Maybe Willis and Bowman, the 49ers outstanding lbs have poor days, like they did vs. the Rams ? You never know, turnovers are the great equalizer, if Atlanta can be a plus 2 in turnover differential, they can pull off the upset.
Regardless of they’re underdog status, this is the first home NFC Champoinship game, Falcons fans enjoy the the day. I’m a big beliver that loyalty should be rewarded, I hope yours is. See you at the Hudson Grill Midtown.
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