Filed by: John Kucko
ATLANTA -- Frank Gore ran for two second half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit early, to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to New Olreans and the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-4) tried to pull out another season-saving drive at the end, but Matt Ryan's fourth-down pass for Roddy White with 1:13 remaining was knocked down by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman.
The 49ers (13-4-1) will meet the winner of the AFC title game between New England and Baltimore. San Francisco will be trying to join Pittsburgh as the only teams with six Super Bowl championships.