Falcons will host 49ers in NFC Championship Game

When the Falcons (#1 seed) host the 49ers (#2 seed) on Sunday it will be the 23rd time that the top two seeds in a conference meet in a Conference Championship Game since the NFL expanded to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, but it will be only the fourth such meeting in the last eight seasons (Bears vs. Saints in 2006, Saints vs. Vikings in 2009, Patriots vs. Ravens in 2011).  The top seed is 14-8 vs. the #2 seed in Conference Championship Games over that span.