The San Francisco 49ers beat the Falcons, and the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Patriots, on Sunday, so both will meet on February 3rd to decide whom the Super Bowl 47 champion is.
The Niners came back from a 17-0 deficit to beat Atlanta at home. “Everybody does a little,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, “and it adds up to be a lot.”
“He just competes like a maniac all the time,” said Harbaugh about his quarterback Colin Kaepernick who had a solid game. “It’s always the same when I’m looking in through the facemask.”
“I take my hat off to Atlanta. They played hard. They’ve got a great team,” running back Frank Gore said. “But we fought, man. We fought, and we deserved it.”
The Ravens took care of business beating New England 28-13 and will be on their first Super Bowl game since 2000. “I don’t know if we had a dream this big,” John Harbaugh said about facing his brother Jim on the Super Bowl. “We had a few dreams, we had a few fights, we had a few arguments — just like all brothers.”
“This is our time. This is our time,” said Ray Lewis, who will play his last game as an NFL player in New Orleans.
“It was pretty awesome,” said Joe Flacco, who has eight touchdown passes and no interceptions in the playoffs. “We were here last year and thought we had it, but came up a little short. Guys came out in the second half and made plays. … We put pressure on them like that, and it worked pretty well.”
The 49ers are four point favorites in the NFL odds for Super Bowl 47.