49ers reach NFC Championship

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Eric Yee, Sports Editor

For the third season in a row, the San Francisco 49eres are headed to the NFC Championship game.

After a sluggish start against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the 49ers finished the game scoring 14 unanswered points. Touchdowns by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis led the 49ers to a 23-10 win, the team’s eighth straight.

This Sunday afternoon’s game at Seattle will be the third time the 49eres and Seahawks will meet this season. The 49ers narrowly defeated the Seahawks 19-17 at home on Dec.8, but they were hammered 29-3 in Seattle in week two of the season.

San Francisco is looking for its second straight trip to the Super Bowl.  The 49ers lost to Baltimore last year after beating Atlanta for the NFC Championships.  In  the 2012 NFC Championship, the 49ers fell to the New York Giants 20-17 in overtime.