(<italics>Twenty shots from each game, starting with the NFC.</italics>) Frank Gore's second touchdown of the game, on this nine-yard run in the fourth quarter, gave the 49ers their first lead of the day and their ticket to the Super Bowl.
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Frank Gore celebrates with Vernon Davis and Colin Kaepernick on a day in which Gore ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
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LaMichael James scored one of the 49ers' three rushing touchdowns as San Francisco advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
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Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown.
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Aldon Smith, Ray McDonald
The 49ers held Jacquizz Rodgers and the Falcons to 81 yards rushing and no touchdowns.
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The Falcons got burned repeatedly by Vernon Davis, who caught five balls for 106 yards and one touchdown.
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Matt Ryan attempts to recover a fumbled snap while being pressured by Aldon Smith.
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Michael Crabtree continued to be one of Colin Kaepernick's favorite targets, catching a team-high six passes, albeit for just 57 yards.
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Unlike in the divisional round, when he ran for a quarterback-record 181 yards, Colin Kaepernick ran only two times for 31 yards against the Falcons.
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The 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit and ended up with 149 yards rushing against Atlanta.
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In what might have been his last game in the NFL, Tony Gonzalez caught eight balls for 78 yards and one touchdown.
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Colin Kaepernick tries to hang onto the ball while being tackled by Stephen Nicholas (54) and Kroy Biermann.
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Matt Ryan passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns, but also was intercepted once and lost a fumble.
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Julio Jones had a monster game, hauling in 11 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
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The Falcons were in full celebration mode in the first half, when they jumped to a 17-0 lead.
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Michael Turner had 30 yards rushing in the early goings, but left with an ankle injury and didn't return.
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Roddy White had 100 yards receiving on seven catches, but Tarell Brown and the 49ers kept him out of the end zone.
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Roddy White's longest catch of the day was for 23 yards.
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Julio Jones and the Falcons scored 24 points in the first half but were shut out in the second.
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The 49ers sideline started celebrating their Super Bowl berth after the Falcons were turned back in the final minute.
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Joe Flacco threw for three touchdowns in leading the Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years. He's the only QB in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons.
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Anquan Boldin was on the receiving end of two of Flacco's touchdown passes. This three-yarder at the back of the end zone gave the Ravens a 21-13 lead in the fourth quarter.
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Two of Boldin's five catches were for touchdowns. His second one put Baltimore up 28-13.
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Ray Rice had 70 yards of total offense and scored on a two-yard run to put Baltimore up 7-3.
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Dennis Pitta made some tough catches against the Patriots en route to finishing with 55 yards and one touchdown.
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Bernard Pierce and Ray Rice combined for 100 yards rushing against New England.
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The Ravens came up with two interceptions against Brady, who has now thrown 10 in his career against Baltimore, against just eight touchdowns.
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Tom Brady and the Patriots had never lost an AFC title game at home and were 67-0 in games in which they led at the half. Both marks came to an end on Sunday.
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Stevan Ridley's lost fumble on a massive hit by Bernard Pollard in the fourth quarter basically ended the game for the Patriots.
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Wes Welker caught eight balls for 117 yards and one touchdown, but as in Super Bowl XLVI, he had at least one third-down conversion pass attempt go off his hands.
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Bernard Pollard, Brandon Lloyd
Bernard Pollard had nine tackles and helped keep the Patriots off the scoreboard in the second half.
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John Harbaugh, Ray Rice
Coach John Harbaugh and Ray Rice could sense midway through the fourth quarter that they weren't going to experience a second consecutive AFC title game loss in Foxboro.
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Dannell Ellerbe caught a deflected Tom Brady pass in the second half for an interception.
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John Harbaugh, Ed Reed
John Harbaugh and Ed Reed congratulate each other for a job well done.
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Wes Welker, Terrell Suggs
Like most of the Ravens, this will be Terrell Suggs' first Super Bowl.
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Brandon Lloyd had 70 yards receiving but no touchdowns against the Ravens. Brady attempted 54 passes and completed 29.
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With Rob Gronkowski out with a fractured arm, fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez did his part to keep the chains moving, finishing with nine receptions for 83 yards.
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With his three touchdowns on Sunday, Joe Flacco has thrown for eight touchdowns in this season's playoffs, with no interceptions.
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A strong contingent of Baltimore fans were in the stadium Sunday night and Ray Rice wasn't shy abut celebrating with them.
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John Harbaugh helped lead a raucous and well-deserved celebration in the locker room.
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