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When the Baltimore Ravens won a pair of road playoff games last year en route to their appearance in the Super Bowl, it should have not come as a surprise. For the 49ers, however, their defeat of the Falcons in Atlanta may have been a little more of a surprise to pundits.
Prior to that NFC Championship Game against the Falcons in Atlanta, the 49ers had an all-time 2-10 road playoff record. In fact, you had to go back to a playoff game after the 1988 regular season to find the last time the 49ers had won a road playoff game. That was January 8, 1989 when they defeated the Bears 28-3 in a contest in Chicago.