Playing with backup quarterback Matt Flynn Sunday afternoon, the Raiders lost at home to the Washington Redskins 24-14. The status of first string QB Terrelle Pryor was uncertain all week as he recovered from a concussion.
Studs like Graham and Gronkowski are in a league of their own, but the position offers solid players.
There are a lot of things that will be needed to slow down the Atlanta Falcons offense in the NFC Championship Game. The 49er secondary will have their hands full chasing Roddy White and Julio Jones around, but the key match-up is going to be NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis vs. Tony Gonzalez. There is no doubt that Gonzalez is the greatest ever at the tight end position, but this is a match up that San Francisco can win.
Despite having to travel on the road to play the Atlanta Falcons, the 49ers are in a good position to pull out a win on Sunday. The keys to getting over the hump, that is the NFC Championship Game, will be a mix of mental and physical. Both teams are solid and equally talented, but if San Francisco can control three things, they will find themselves one win away from the Lombardi Trophy.
The Atlanta Falcons are tied with the Houston Texans for the best record in the NFL at 5-0. With depth at every position, how can the Raiders hope to stop the high powered Falcons?
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