The San Francisco 49ers running back was fined $10,500 by the NFL on Wednesday after he wore his socks too low in Sunday’s NFC championship game at Atlanta, a uniform violation. It marked the second time he was fined this season.
Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The last time the Atlanta Falcons won consecutive playoff games was when the 1998 14-2 Falcons made it to Super Bowl XXXIII. Their first opponent in the NFC Playoffs? A 49ers team lead by Steve Young and Terrel Owens (before the huge ego).