Bowman, 49ers shut down Falcons in 2nd half

Updated: January 20, 2013, 10:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Everything was going wrong for the San Francisco 49ers and their proud defense.

Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons gouged them so often in the early stages of the NFC title game that the 49ers seemed too stunned to respond.

"It was us, it wasn't them at all," San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman said. "We weren't communicating, playing the way we want to play. We regrouped in the second half and played our game."

They certainly did.

Bowman, Patrick Willis ...

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