49ers @ Falcons NFC Championship live blog: Fourth quarter

ATLANTA — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game between the 49ers and the Falcons. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the Georgia Dome press box.

2:22 Second and eight from the ATL 43.

2:22 Kaepernick play fakes and hits Crabtree over the middle for 33 yards. First and goal from the 10.

2:23 On a read option, Gore runs up the middle for five yards.

2:24 Kaepernick hits Crabtree on a slant and he fumbles at the goal line.

2:24 The Falcons recover. Nicholas came out with it. Falcons ball at their one yard line.

2:27 Brooks batts Ryan’s pass to the ground. Second and 10 from the 1.

2:28 Mike Cox runs up the middle and gains four yards. Third and six from the five yard line.

2:28 Ryan drops back and hits Gonzalez for five yards. Rogers had the coverage and tackled him immediately. The Falcons will punt.

2:29 Ginn returns it 20 yards to the ATL 38 yard line.

2:31 From the pistol, Kaepernick hands off to Gore who gains seven yards. Second and three from the ATL 31.

2:32 Gore runs off right tackle and gains two yards. Third and one.

2:33 From the Jumbo formation, Dixon runs up the middle and gains four yards. First and 10 from the ATL 25.

2:33 James runs around the left end and gains eight yards. Second and two from the 17.

2:34 Kaepernick completes a screen to Crabrtee, who gains eight yards. First and goal from the nine.

2:35 On a read option, Kaepernick hands off to Gore who scores untouched. 28-24 49ers with 8:23 left in the fourth quarter.

2:39 Touchback Akers.

2:39 Ryan drops back and hits White for nine yards. Brown got beaten. Second and one from the 29.

2:40 Rodgers runs up the middle for two yards and a first down.

2:40 Ryan drops back, escapes an Aldon Smith sack and throws deep for Jones. Brown knocked it away. He played it beautifully.

2:41 From the shotgun, Ryan completes a quick pass to Harry Douglas for six yards. Third and four.

2:42 Bowman blitzes and hits Ryan as he throws. He completes a pass to Jones anyway. Gain of five and a first down.

2:43 Ryan drops back, steps up and scrambles for three yards before Patrick Willis almost takes his head off.

2:43 From the shotgun, Ryan slides around the pocket and completes a pass to Jones in front of Brown. Third and two from midfield.

2:44 Ryan completes a 22-yard pass to Harry Douglas down the right sideline. The 49ers are challenging the play.

2:47 The refs confirm their ruling. There was not visual evidence of the ball hitting the ground.

2:48 Rodgers runs up the middle and gains nine yards. Second and one from the SF 19.

2:49 Ryan completes a quick pass to Douglas for three yards and a first down.

2:50 Willis tackles Rodgers after a one-yard gain. That’s the two-minute warning.

2:53 Ryan completes a pass to Snelling over the middle for five yards. Third and four from the SF 10.

2:53 Ryan runs the sprint right option and Brooks bats the pass out of the air. Fourth and four.

2:54 Ryan throws behind White and Bowman knocks the pass away. That’s the game.

2:55 Gore up the middle for three. Atlanta takes their second timeout.

2:57 The 49ers are flagged for delay of game. Goodwin wouldn’t snap the ball. Second and 12 with 1:04 left.

2:58 Gore loses three yards and Atlanta takes their final timeout. Third and 15.

2:59 Gore up the middle for 10 yards. Fourth and five. There will be 13 seconds left.

3:01 Tramaine Brock tackles Douglas right away. Six seconds left. Atlanta ball at their 41 yard line.

3:02 Ryan completes it to Jones and time runs out. The 49ers win. The 49ers are going to the Super Bowl.

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