Honestly, we win that Atlanta game if we just were able to get that FG at halftime. Just one freakin play and we go to SF for the NFCCG.
I honestly think we beat the Niners in that game. We were the hottest team in the NFL at that time of the year. Our defense was better this year, but our offense was better in 2012. We just got done beating down SF, we came back from being down to Wash, and then if we come back being down 20 to Atlanta.....there's no way our team is losing that.
SF could jump on us early, and we would shrug if off (if they could even get up on us...). I had doubts we would beat SF at the end of the year, I had doubts about the NFCCG, I have no doubts about 2012, we were just playing that well. If we go to the SB, we beat the Ravens.
I just wonder if we are able to make the same offseason moves if we win the SB that year. If not, we wouldn't win this year....we squeaked into the playoffs as the 1st seed, our offense was playing pretty poorly at the end of the year, and we barely beat the Niners in our house. There is a slim margin of error for last year and we'd need to do everything the same to get to the SB. Losing a couple of players or not picking up some could've been the difference