It has been over a decade since the San Francisco 49ers made the Super Bowl. Sunday’s NFC Championship Game gave the 49ers a chance to go back to try to stay undefeated in the big game. San Francisco got the game-winning score in the fourth quarter to come back from a 17-0 deficit to win 28-24 over the Atlanta Falcons. The comeback just showed yet again how good Colin Kaepernick can potentially be.
There was no doubt that the pressure was on Kaepernick after San Francisco fell behind and like a ten-year veteran, Kaepernick calmly led his team down the field over and over again during the final three quarters of play to bring the 49ers back. Jim Harbaugh must be a very happy man and very confident after making the decision to go with Kaepernick late in the regular season. Harbaugh now has a chance to win a Super Bowl with his budding star leading the charge.
San Francisco will tighten the defense up for sure for Super Bowl XLVII in two weeks and likely won’t allow 17 straight points again. The biggest question to me has already been answered on if Kaepernick is ready for the big stage. It is obvious that Kaepernick can play at this level and he will come to play in New Orleans. It was a long year for San Francisco and their fans, who can now celebrate making yet another trip to the Super Bowl. I’m sure at this point that Harbaugh would love this game to be next week as opposed to a two-week layoff with how hot Kaepernick is right now.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.