Today in sports history January 20th, 2013, the Atlanta Falcons held a 17-0 lead in the NFC championship game against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Well, the Falcons began a new tradition that January day and blew the lead, and the 49ers reached the Super Bowl.
Today in sports history January 20th, 2013 the Atlanta Falcons blew a 17-0 lead (shocker) in the NFC Championship game the 49ers
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At the time little did we know this would be one of many blown leads for the Falcons. They would years later blow a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. And in the 2020 NFL season the Falcons blew numerous leads in the 4th quarter and became a walking meme. That NFC championship game started the horrible tradition for the Falcons.