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Peter Schrager takes a look at the key storylines heading into the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship Game.
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I am so they yanks and and welcome to NFC championship -- story lines Brad Pitt backcourt like. The game's most refreshing beer I'm doing now by fox sports back comment about contributor Peter Schrager. He did that Falcons and the 49ers and we saw what kind happening did the Packers defense. After watching Russell Wilson at happy Atlanta secondary what do you think we cap are next more lethal -- is -- -- flags. As mostly -- that's his brain and this kid is just playing incredibly well right now. And he's seeing things in the military decisions and that's the key. Yes he can run yes he can throw us -- cabernet is a bright kid and he's seeing what's working and he torched that Green Bay defense on Saturday night. You look at it does with throwing the ball and it gets overlooked because of his wonderful rushing stats such -- I've watched all the tape he rarely misses a throw it's all accurate it's a laser. Got all the tools in the second round pick out and about a lot of people were shocked when they went with him over. Smith finish out the season. Now obviously Jim Harbaugh is looking like a genius he's the total package brains arms and legs he's the real him. Flattened him as a win. You keep pressure off of Mike Smith and Matt Ryan -- that front office expect that trip to the super ball. I think it was huge in terms but it does above their psyches because I don't think Matt Ryan and the issues with his contract coming up he's gonna be the quarterback and Atlanta. For the greater part of the next decade but Mike Smith. You could have made the argument they had an epic collapse and loss of the Seahawks that way on Sunday maybe you have and I try and think he'd be safe but coming into next August 6 season. All eyes -- -- on both -- and hey when he gonna do it because -- for in the playoffs together is just not gonna get the job. And now I look towards the NFC championship game guess what. Both than have clear heads and allow just play and coach a football game it was huge because in the locker room now they're gonna be elusive not to be as tight as they were. Can you give up -- lead after 27 to seven in the NFC divisional round at home. And to come out and still win -- that is huge I think they'll be just fine after both these guys mentally. It was just enormous -- -- clear that and play coach will be OK coming to execute it. Unhappy player to watch this weekend. -- player to watch this week. Is rookie running back Michael James plays for the 49ers and all eyes are going to be on -- -- clinic in the running back Frank Gore. But Michael James a very -- player even if it's just as -- -- Kong -- -- big sixty yard run last week. You had to think the Packers defense a little bit concerned about James lining up in the backfield again not the starting running back but a game breaker. He had a huge return against the Patriots have put that game on ice and save that epic collapse in Foxboro. I think he'll be a key factor here and against Atlanta especially indoors he is a speedster. He is not the starting running back but but for him to make a huge impact on Sunday when Michael Jenkins rookie running back for us and to supporting. Thanks Peter that's an adept at these championship weekends storyline that brought you back -- light. Game's most refreshing beer -- Peter I'm now the next time.