49ers heading to the Super Bowl? Yes, It was a good day

We put a bow on a great day for 49ers fans.

Well, unless you were buried under a rock, or otherwise engaged today, you know the 49ers are headed to New Orleans in two weeks for Super Bowl XLVII. It was a wild day, and I thought a little Ice Cube to close the night was fitting. We rolled this after wins last year, but cut back this year, although we did have it on occasion.

If Ice Cube isn't your cup of tea, you can always check my two game recap videos below, as well as the game notes, courtesy of the 49ers PR department.

Emotional recap

Slightly more rational recap

San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons

Game Notes

Sunday, January 20, 2013

With a Win...

  • The 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in franchise history and for the first time since the 1994 season. The 49ers six trips to the Super Bowl are tied with the Denver Broncos for the 4th most Super Bowl appearances in league history.
  • The 49ers rallied for a 28-24 win over Atlanta, after trailing 17-0 in the first half. The 17-point comeback was the 2ndlargest deficit overcome to win a conference championship (2006 - Indianapolis trailed New England by 18 points).
  • Head coach Jim Harbaugh improved his all-time coaching record, including the playoffs, to 27-8-1. The 27 wins tied former 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci with the 3rd most wins by a head coach in his first two seasons in the NFL history.

Most Wins By a Head Coach in First 2 Seasons, Including Playoffs





George Seifert, SF




Barry Switzer, Dal.




Jim Harbaugh, SF



Steve Mariucci, SF




Jim Caldwell, Ind.



Mike Martz, StL



  • San Francisco improved its all-time postseason record to 28-18. The 49ers 28 postseason wins are the 4thmost in NFL.

Most Playoff Wins, NFL History




Dallas Cowboys


Pittsburgh Steelers



Green Bay Packers



San Francisco 49ers



Oakland Raiders


  • San Francisco improved to 45-30-1 all-time against the Atlanta Falcons.
  • The 49ers snapped a 5-game road postseason losing streak.

In the Postseason, the 49ers Improved to...

  • 19-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 100 yds. rushing.
  • 21-1 when winning the turnover battle [(+1, SF - 1 lost fumble, Atl. - 1 INT, 1 lost fumble)].
  • 26-7 when scoring 20-or-more points.
  • 25-5 when rushing for 100 yds.-or-more.
  • 11-6 in games decided by a touchdown or less.

Frank the Tank:

  • RB Frank Gore led the way with 21 carries for 90 yds. and 2 TDs. This marked Gore's first career multi-touchdown performance in the postseason.
  • Under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers improved to 11-2-1 when Gore has 20 carries or more.

Vernon Shines in Championship:

  • TE Vernon Davis hauled in 5 receptions for 106 yds. and 1 TD, marking his first postseason TD this season, and 5thof his career, on a 4-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick. Davis' 5 career postseason TDs rank t-4thin franchise history.
  • Davis registered his 3rdcareer 100-yd. game in the postseason. He now ranks t-2ndin NFL postseason history (TE Dallas Clark - 3) for the most 100-yd. receiving games by a tight end, trailing only TE Keith Jackson (4).
  • Davis became the first tight end and just the 6thplayer in NFL postseason history to notch 100 yds. receiving in 3 of his first 4 career postseason games, joining WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Tom Fears, WR Isaac Bruce, WR Dwight Clark and WR Hakeem Nicks.
  • Davis now has 442 career postseason rec. yds., ranking 10thmost in NFL postseason history among tight ends.
  • Davis had 3, 25+ yd. recepts. at Atl., giving him 9 in 4 career postseason games, which ranks 2ndin 49ers postseason history, trailing WR Jerry Rice (14 recepts. in 23 games).

Kaping it Off:

  • QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 passes (76.2 comp. pct.) for 233 yds. with 1 TD and a QB rating of 127.7. His 76.2 comp. pct. ranks 3rd in franchise postseason history, and his 127.7 QB rating ranks 5th in franchise postseason history.
  • Kaepernick entered Sunday's game with 7 career regular season starts, the 4th fewest for a starting QB entering a Conference Championship Game in NFL history. With the win, he now has the 3rd fewest starts by a QB to reach the Super Bowl in NFL history. (Jeff Hostetler, NYG, 1990 - 4; Vince Ferragamo, LA Rams, 1979 - 5)

Fewest Regular Season Starts Among QBs Entering A Conference Championship Game, NFL History






Jeff Hostetler, NYG



W, 15-13 at SF


Shaun King, TB



L, 11-6 at StL

Vince Ferragamo, LAN



W, 9-0 at TB


Colin Kaepernick, SF



W, 28-24 at Atl.

Pat Haden, LAN



L, 24-13 at Min

First for James

  • RB LaMichael James registered his first-career TD on a 15-yd. TD run. James became the first 49ers rookie to register a TD in the postseason since FB William Floyd tallied a 1-yd. TD run vs. Chi. (1/7/95) (NFC-D).

Island Fever:

  • DT Isaac Sopoaga notched his first career postseason sack, bringing down Falcons QB Matt Ryan in the 3rdqtr.

Gimme That:

  • CB Chris Culliver picked of Falcons QB Matt Ryan, marking his first career postseason INT.
  • LB Aldon Smith scooped up a fumble by Ryan, marking his first career postseason FR.
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