Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo
January 16, 2013
As tough as the 49ers looked against Green Bay, they don't pose nearly the same threat as the Patriots. The Atlanta Falcons squeaked by the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, giving quarterback Matt Ryan his first playoff victory in five years. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are the real threat. Beat them, and the road to a Super Bowl victory gets a lot smoother.