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NFL: San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24


This news story was published on January 20, 2013.
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) fumbles at the goal line which was recovered by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Stephen Nicholas (54) during the second half of the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on January 20, 2013. UPI/Richard Hamm

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) fumbles at the goal line which was recovered by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Stephen Nicholas (54) during the second half of the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on January 20, 2013. UPI/Richard Hamm

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Frank Gore scored two second-half touchdowns for San Francisco Sunday and the 49ers rallied for a 28-24 win over Atlanta for the NFC championship.

Gore capped a seven-play, 82-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run the third quarter, pulling the 49ers within three points at 24-21, and later added a go-ahead, 9-yard score.

San Francisco had trailed 17-0 in the second quarter.

Gore finished with 90 yards on 21 carries and Colin Kaepernick went 16-of-21 for 233 passing yards and a TD toss for San Francisco, which gained a berth in Super Bowl XLVII.

Vernon Davis hauled down five passes for 106 yards and a score as the 49ers logged the third-biggest road comeback in NFL post-season history.

San Francisco will meet Baltimore in the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, marking its first appearance in the championship tilt since 1994.

The Ravens defeated New England in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan completed 30-of-42 passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns.

Julio Jones made 11 grabs for 182 with two scores and Roddy White added seven catches for 100 yards for the Falcons.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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