There was some pretty darn good football played this weekend.
Following the Ravens 2 OT upset victory over the Broncos, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick put on a one man show in 49ers 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick not only threw two touchdown passes for 256 yards he also had 181 rushing yards including a 56 yard rush touchdown. He was channeling Steve Young.
The 49ers will face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Final next Sunday. The Falcons looked like they were going to wipe the floor with the Seattle Seahawks with a 20-0 lead at the half. But the Seahawks roared back and took a 28-27 lead in the final minute of the game before the Falcons regained the lead on a Matt Bryant field goal. Incredibly, the Falcons botched an onside kick giving the Seahawks new life. But when the Seahawks failed to get into field goal range, QB Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass that was intercepted in the end zone to bring Seattle’s season to an end. Look for the 49ers to beat the Falcons next weekend.
Despite Rob Gronkowski rebreaking his left forearm, the New England Patriots dispensed with the Houston Texans 41-28 and shall face the Ravens in the AFC Final for the second year in a row. Given that Ray Lewis plans to retire at the end of the season, I think this will give the Ravens the edge over the Patriots.
So yes, I see a 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl. Which would mean the Harbaugh brothers face off in the biggest game of the year.