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Wednesday, Wednesday 16, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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You guys in the backseat better buckle your seat belts, because this edition of the Nuggets is going to be fast. Vroom.... FAST!!!!! There are so many links that I just want to get them all to you, cause I care. There's plenty of links about the upcoming 49ers-Falcons game. There's tons of love for Colin Kaepernick and Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman, even.

To the links....Enjoy them.

49ers at Falcons

A piece with a bit of the history between the two teams. The Falcons were never really that good, although there's some good anecdotes about Jamal Anderson talking in the third person. Only D-bags talk in the third person, though my sister used to do it when she was 2-years old. It's cute then. | Hating the Falcons used to be a lot easier (BASG)

It seems like most of the pundits are picking the 49ers to win this NFCCG. Oddly, by gametime last week, a good majority had us losing to the Packers. The key thing to take away from this is that it's obvious that pundits like road teams. | Early conference championship look: Kaepernick gives 49ers edge in NFC (Yahoo!)

Double coverage: 49ers at Falcons (Sando)

49ers, Coach Harbaugh getting to know Atlanta Falcons (Inman)

Nolan renews acquaintances with Niners (Yahoo!)

Atlanta Falcons have their hands full with Colin Kaepernick (Purdy)

49ers-Falcons key mactchup No. 4: Patrick Willis vs Tony Gonzalez (Maiocco)

John Abraham says he will play (CSN Bay Area)

Falcons receivers will be a challenge for Niners (NBC Bay Area)

Falcons had a warmup for Kaepernick with Russell Wilson (CSN Bay Area)

Ravens, 49ers plan different endings (Yahoo!)

Donte Whitner: Kaepernick doesn't need counsel going into NFC title game (SF Gate)

Vernon Davis talks TE matchup (

Nolan on Kaepernick: He's a game-wrecker (Barrows)

49ers to face another elite quarterback (

Nolan: 'In a strange way it's a little rewarding' (Maiocco)

Atlanta's tall receivers help Matt Ryan (SF Gate)

49ers 45, Packers 31

GIFs and pics: Colin Kaepernick's rushing TDs against Green Bay (BASG)

49ers-Packers lowest rated Divisional playoff game (CSN Bay Area)

Assorted 49ers News

An article on Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree. If you were to extend Crabtree's stats during the games that Kaepernick started out to a full season, they would be phenomenal. | For Kaepernick and Crabtree the sky's the limit (Gin)

Mike Sando talks about Vernon Davis. We could see big things from him as the Falcons were burned by Zach Miller, who in my opinion is half the TE that Davis is. | Signs of life from Vernon Davis? (Sando)

If you like Colin Kaepernick, and you better, Forbes has just done a piece on him from a financial perspective. | The business of Colin Kaepernick (Forbes)

Tim Kawakami, the sportswriter of the year, has a good piece about Jed York and his presence on Twitter. He's a new-generation owner, not afraid to share a bit of himself with the public. | Jed York lights up Twitter (Kawakami)

Here's an interview with Chris Ault, Colin Kaepernick's coach in college. Good stuff with some insight into our present and future. | Colin Kaepernick's college coach to his pupil: "Just awesome" (Mercury News)

What's the best position group on the team? Easy question, right? | 49ers line sticks together as team strength (Maiocco)

49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite (Sando)

Did better Harbaugh brother land on cover of Sports Illustrated? (CBS Sports)

Harbaugh parents want to be alone for nerve-wracking Sunday (CBS Sports)

Patriots favored to win 2014 Super Bowl (CBS Sports)

Trent Baalke discusses Colin Kaepernick, Atlanta Falcons and more in radio interview (Inman)

Golden Boys: Kaepernick, Harbaugh make SI cover (Barrows)

Fourth-and-short: Some Super Bowl comparisons (Grantland)

Championship game early action report (Yahoo!)

Niners rising star Colin Kaepernick no stranger to standing up, leading by example (Yahoo!)

Alex Smith: No beef with Mike Nolan (Barrows)

Proud papa Jonathan Goodwin flies in early to prepare for Falcons (Inman)

Dashon Goldson 'not trying to hurt anybody' despite latest penalty (Inman)

LaMichael James credits Oregon's BCS appearance in preparing him for playoff run (Inman)

Colin Kaepernick's success 'awesome,' says Kyle Williams (Inman)

Dilfer waxes poetic about 49ers, Kaepernick (Inman)

Aldon Smith voted NFL 101 NFC Def POY (

LaMichael James enjoys the big stage (

Why Harbaugh's 49ers are Madden's Super Bowl pick (CSN Bay Area)

Alex Smith on 49ers' OC Greg Roman: "You don't find many guys who are that well-versed" in all facets of football (Kawakami)

49ers offense excels with Greg Roman as offensive coordinator (Kawakami)


San Francisco heads to Atlanta to play in franchise's 14th NFC Championship Game (SB Nation)

Jim Harbaugh with some brotherly love for John (SB Nation)

Clip of the week: Taking the field (

Press pass: Alex Boone (

Press pass: Donte Whitner (

Mic'd Up: Patrick Willis (

Matt & Mindi: 49ers need to put pressure on Matt Ryan (CSN Bay Area)

49ers ready for NFC Championship Game (

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