The Falcons and 49ers are just an hour away from seeing who will represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVII. The biggest injury question entering the game was whether or not defensive lineman John Abraham or Jonathan Babineaux would be ready to go for the Falcons on Sunday.
As it turns out, both players are active and expected to play in some capacity against the 49ers.
On the other side of the ball, San Francisco has more than a few players listed as inactive, but none of them are considered to be “key” players. Michael Crabtree is dealing with a sexual assault case, but as expected he is active today and expected to see plenty of action from Colin Kaepernick. Justin Smith is also active, as he was a minor question mark throughout the week for the Niners.
With Smith playing this week, as well as Abraham and Babineaux for the Falcons, both sides are bringing all their defensive chips to the table in an effort to stop the respective (and explosive) opposing offense. Matt Ryan and the Falcons flexed their muscles early last week but were almost done in by a less than stout defense. As for the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick literally didn’t stop running around the Packers defense until the clock ran out — although the bloated score didn’t do much to give anyone confidence that this game today will be a defensive battle.