The San Francisco 49ers will make the long road trip to the southeast as they battle the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game from NFL pro football playoffs on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 3PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The point spread in the NFC Championship game opened up with the road team San Francisco 49ers favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 48 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road club as San Francisco has now been bet up to a -4 point favorite. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current line of 48 ½ points.
The teams last went head to head during the 2010 season with Atlanta posting the 16-14 home win against the 49ers as a -7 point betting favorite. The game landed under 42 ½ points. San Francisco blew an early 14-0 lead in defeat as Matt Bryant kicks a 43 yard field goal with two seconds remaining for the win. Matt Ryan threw for 273 yards with a touchdown and two picks. NFL Trend: San Francisco 49ers are 0-2 ATS in their past two games.
The 49ers hosted Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs and earn a 45-31 home win on Saturday night as a -3 point favorite. The game ended over the total of 45points. San Francisco crushes the Packers defense as they put up 579 offensive yards in the win. They ran for 323 yards on 43 carries. Frank Gore rushed it 23 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. Colin Kaepernick threw for 263 yards with two touchdowns and a pick and ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns. The 49ers allowed Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers 257 passing yards with two touchdowns and a pick. The 49ers bring the fourth best rushing attack with 155 yards rushing a game. They have one of the best offensive lines in football. Defensively the team is fourth in the league against both the run and pass. The 49ers are 1-2 straight up in domes this season with losses at Minnesota and St Louis with the only win coming at New Orleans.
The Falcons are 8-1 straight up on their home field this season. The only loss came in a week a 17 defeat to Tampa Bay. The game was meaningless for Atlanta as they had clinched home field advantage for the NFC playoffs already. Atlanta defeats the Seattle Seahawks 30-28 as a -2 ½ point favorite in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday. Atlanta coughs up a 27-7 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter and allow the 49ers 21 straight points to fall behind 28-27 with 31 seconds remaining. Kicker Matt Bryant kicks a 49 yard field goal as time expires for the win. The Falcons get good field position following the kickoff at their own 35 yard line. Two Matt Ryan completions set up the game winning kick. Ryan threw for 250 yards with three touchdowns and two picks in the win.road in the Georgia Dome pass for 385 yards with two touchdowns and a pick.