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49ers defeat Falcons, advance to Super Bowl XLVII

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:25:05 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 09:00:33 AM CST
49ers Frank Gore

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49ers running back Frank Gore rushed 21 times for 90 yards and scored a pair of second-half touchdowns, fueling a 28-24 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.

(CNN) -- The San Francisco 49ers came from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the NFC Championship game, leaving open the possibility that two brothers could face off on the sidelines of next month's Super Bowl.

Atlanta lost a big advantage against the 49ers, and despite several chances in the waning minutes, ended up losing 28-24. On January 13, Atlanta surrendered a 20-0 lead, only to squeak through into the next round on a last-second field goal.

After the game Sunday, San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis said the 49ers prevailed because they refused to give up and stuck together as a team, just as they have all season long.

"One thing about our team all year long is that we continue to fight," Willis told Fox, which broadcast the game. "We have an unbelievable team."

The 49ers will play the winner of Sunday evening's AFC Championship game, between the Baltimore Ravens and the host New England Patriots, in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

If the Ravens win, then one thing will be a certainty at the Super Bowl: The winning head coach will be named Harbaugh, as will the losing coach.

John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens, and Jim Harbaugh leads the 49ers.

It would be the first matchup in a major U.S. professional sports championship where the opposing coaches were brothers.

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