NFL Playoffs: NFC Championship Game Comes Down To Two Players

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It is down to the final two teams in the NFC with the NFC Championship Game coming up at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. This is a game that will come down to the 49ers defense against the Falcons offense, and the winner will move on to the Super Bowl. I have my eyes on two players in this one.

The first player is Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick had the game of his life last week in the divisional round, and I’m not sure he can fully repeat what he did. It is obvious that Kaepernick is a starting quarterback in the National Football League, but can he perform under the biggest pressure of his life this week? If Kaepernick can account for over 300 yards of total offense, I think the 49ers will win this game.

The other player I’m watching is Roddy White. White has had a big mouth this season about the Falcons, and now it is time to put up or shut up. White must have 5-7 catches for over 100 yards in this game to keep the pressure off and make this a possible Atlanta win.

It will be an entertaining game, with the top two seeds playing for a Super Bowl berth. I think that San Francisco just have too much defense for Atlanta to handle in their first NFC Championship game in a long time – I’ll take the 49ers 27-20 to advance to the Super Bowl. There is no doubt in my mind that San Francisco is the better team in this game.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.


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