I'm still not quite sold enough on the offensive and defensive lines for the Falcons to take the plunge with them. My preseason NFC pick was the Bears, but having lost 4 of the last 5 and now Urlacher lost for at least the rest of the regular season, I have to shift my prediction elsewhere.
I'll take Frank Gore and the Niners. Make it nice and poetic, too: Colin Kaepernick gets sidelined with an injury in the NFC Championship and Alex Smith makes a triumphant return to his old job!
Still going with the Pats in the AFC though. Pats over Niners in the SB.