January 19, 2013
Two of the NFL’s most fiery coaches — San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh, left, and Atlanta’s Mike Smith — bring a pair of equally fiery teams into today’s NFC Championship game. San Francisco fell one game short of the Super Bowl a year ago, while Atlanta has finally shed its playoff curse and is ready to take the next step.
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It all comes down to this for the Falcons and 49ers, who will battle in Atlanta today for the NFC title and a spot in the Super Bowl against either the Patriots or Ravens.