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San Francisco (12-4-1) at Atlanta (14-3)

When: 3 p.m. ET Sunday (FOX)

Reviewing the second round: With 31 seconds remaining in Sunday’s game between Seattle and Atlanta in the Georgia Dome, Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run and it appeared a third matchup this season between NFC West rivals was in the offing. The Falcons, though, drove 41 yards in 23 seconds for Matt Bryant’s game-winning field goal with eight seconds remaining to seal a 30-28 victory over Seattle, meaning the 49ers would be headed to Atlanta rather than hosting the Seahawks next weekend. San Francisco didn’t have to sweat nearly as much, blowing open a 45-31 home win over Green Bay in the second half. San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick set an NFL single-game rushing record for a quarterback with 181 yards and two touchdowns. He also passed for 263 more yards and another two scores. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wasn’t as spectacular, but he did complete two passes for 41 yards on the final drive to put Bryant in position for his 49-yard kick. The win marked Ryan’s 22nd career fourth-quarter/overtime comeback and his first career playoff victory. —Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

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