Uprising 49ers next obstacle for the Vikings
49ERS (12-4) vs. VIKINGS (12-4)
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-- The Vikings are back to the NFC Championship game for a second straight consecutive year, the 49ers the Cinderella team of the NFL this year went from 7-9 to 12-4 to one win away from their sixth Super Bowl Birth.
The Vikings entered the season without Brett Favre and repeated the same success with a strong rushing game (Adrian Peterson ran for 1823 yards and 13 touchdowns) and Newly Aquired Free Agent David Garrard threw 30 touchdowns as the Vikings stormed out to 7-1 lead and beat out the Saints 24-17 in the 2009 NFC Championship Rematch.
The 49ers crushed their way to a 8-1 opening and lost three of their last six games but still managed a 12-4 record. Patrick Willis Defensive Player of the Year was behind a strong run defense which only allowed 61.25 yards per game and 18.9 points per game and was the NFC's best defence behind Linebacker Legend Mike Singletary.
Patrcik Willis recorded 130 tackles, 20 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions and is now regarded as the NFL's best Linebacker. Veteran Manny Lawson had 15 sacks. Between them 35 sacks.
Alex Smith came to life and threw 26 touchdowns this year and threw for over 3000 yards.
The 49ers team are ready for a dynasty.
-- The 49ers scare the Vikings early on and keep it interested but the Vikings earn there first Super Bowl Birth since 1977. Vikings 27-13