In the biggest game of his life, Colin Kaepernick did it all for the San Francisco 49ers. The second-year signal caller showed veteran poise in a 28-24 road victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s NFC Championship game. Not only was it his ninth start, but Kaepernick looked like a seasoned veteran wise beyond his years. He ran. He threw. He led and most importantly, he gave the franchise’s sixth trip to the Super Bowl, set to be played in New Orleans on Feb. 3. Kaepernick led the 49ers back from a 17-0 deficit to unleash timely passes and bring the 49ers back with 14 unanswered points in the second half. The 17-point comeback marked the second-largest comeback rally in conference championship history. Kaepernick had a big hand in it, so did Vernon Davis. Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown. Davis led the 49ers with five receptions for 106 yards and a 4-yard touchdown catch. They will face Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in the Bowl of all bowls. There is an ironic twist to this game, Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, will face his brother John Harbaugh, head football coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
By: Joseph Pedraza