Donte Whitner says the 49ers didn’t understand the magnitude of last year’s NFC title game

As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for their second straight NFC Championship game, safety Donte Whitner admitted they didn’t understand the magnitude of last year’s title game.

“We didn’t understand the magnitude of the moment,” Whitner said, per the Mercury News. “In a championship game like that, each and every play is going to be a roller coaster and we need to make plays.”

Safety Dashon Goldson says they’ll be ready this time around.

“Different (49ers) team, different mindset and different opponent,” Goldson said. “Guys are going to be up fo it. We’ll be ready. It’s another football game.

“No pressure for us.”

I think the 49ers have a slight advantage going into Sunday’s game because of this experience. But the Falcons have a lot of confidence coming in and have a great home field advantage.