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NFC Championship 2013: Early look at the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers travel to the Georgia Dome on Sunday to face the Atlanta Falcons in the 2013 NFC Championship Game.

In a season full of twists and turns -- namely the development at quarterback with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick -- the 49ers ultimately find themselves knocking on the door of the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year.

Before they face off with the Falcons on Sunday, David Fucillo of Niners Nation looks at five plays from the 2012 season that have defined this 49ers team and season.