Closer look at Falcons-49ers

December 22, 2013 

ATLANTA (4-10) at SAN FRANCISCO (10-4)

Monday, 8:40 p.m. ESPN

Opening the line: 49ers by 10 1/2

Record vs. the spread: Atlanta 5-9, San Francisco 9-4-1

Series record: 49ers lead 45-30-1

Last meeting: 49ers beat Falcons 28-24, Jan. 20, 2013

Last week: Falcons beat Redskins 27-26; 49ers beat Buccaneers 33-14

Streaks, stats and notes: Rematch of 2012 NFC championship game at Atlanta. ... Last regular-season game at Candlestick Park, where 49ers hold 23-10 all-time advantage vs. Falcons. ... Last Bay Area trip for Falcons TE and former Cal star Tony Gonzalez before pending retirement. Against Redskins, Gonzalez became fifth player in NFL history with 15,000 yards receiving. Has catch in 209 straight games, second-longest streak in NFL history. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan 2-0 in regular season vs. 49ers. ... Last Sunday, Falcons scored 20 points off seven Washington turnovers, recovering five fumbles. ... Atlanta last week started five rookies on defense, three in secondary. ... 49ers have won four straight. ... San Francisco riding five-game winning streak on Monday nights, dating to 25-22 loss to Saints on Sept. 20, 2010. ... 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick posted 127.7 passer rating in NFC championship. In starts when he has 100-plus rating, San Francisco 11-0. ... RB Frank Gore rushed for two TDs in NFC title game. ... TE Vernon Davis had five catches for 106 yards and TD in NFC title game. Davis has TD reception in five straight games, 12 on year to put him one off career touchdowns high from 2009. ... Anquan Boldin needs 42 yards receiving for sixth 1,000-yard season. In four career games facing Falcons, has 26 catches for 326 yards, four TDs.

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