Sometimes, I like to ramble on and on and on about a particular article, breaking it down for you. This is not one of those days.
Pete Prisco talked to Matt Ryan about the last drive of the 49ers game, that playoff classic that managed to bitterly disappoint all of us. It's a fascinating look at how the Falcons missed opportunities to score, and it tells you a lot about Ryan's confidence, shocked as he is that the Falcons didn't get it done.
Nothing you'll read here will lessen the sting of that loss, but all you can ask in the face of mistakes and a narrow loss is that your favorite team learns something from them. A smarter Falcons team is a more dangerous Falcons team.
Go read the whole thing, and then weigh in here.