Falcons-49ers Capsule


Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Falcons by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 4-4, 49ers 3-5

SERIES RECORD — 49ers lead 46-30-1

LAST MEETING — 49ers beat Falcons 34-24, Dec. 23, 2013

LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Buccaneers 23-20; 49ers lost to Rams 27-6

AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 9, 49ers No. 30



49ERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (18), PASS (31).

49ERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (23), PASS (27T).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Atlanta’s first trip to second-year, $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium, host of Super Bowl 50. … 49ers ended four-game skid in series to beat Falcons twice in 2013, first in NFC championship game, then again that December. San Francisco rallied from 17-0 deficit and won 28-24 at Atlanta in January 2013 NFC title game en route to Super Bowl. That was second of three straight NFC championship games reached by San Francisco, which also clinched playoff berth following season with 34-24 home victory against Falcons in final game at Candlestick Park. … Atlanta’s 24 losses at Candlestick were most of any 49ers opponent. … This season, Falcons have lost two of three after starting year 5-0. … Atlanta has six turnovers and 17 penalties over last two games. … QB Blaine Gabbert makes first start since Week 5 of 2013 with Jacksonville as Colin Kaepernick benched. … 49ers have no touchdowns in past two games and three in five. … In 30 career games, 26-year-old Gabbert is 417 for 784 for 4,395 yards with 23 touchdowns, 24 interceptions and 66.8 passer rating. … In four career games against Atlanta, 49ers K Phil Dawson has made all five field-goal tries and all 10 extra points. … Last meeting with Falcons, LB NaVorro Bowman returned interception 89 yards for touchdown with 1:10 remaining. … 49ers traded TE Vernon Davis, who didn’t have catch in last meeting vs. Falcons, to Denver on Monday. … Gabbert has lost his last 10 starts since beating Indianapolis on Sept. 23, 2012, and his teams are 5-22 in his career as starter. Fantasy Tip: Will Gabbert be the answer to get San Francisco’s offense on track and find the end zone at last? Falcons’ defense might be a good play.


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