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Experts Predict the Outcome of 49ers-Falcons

The San Francisco 49ers welcome the Atlanta Falcons to Santa Clara on Sunday for a Week 9 matchup between NFC foes.

Each of the last two times the clubs have met, the 49ers have pulled out dramatic victories.

In January of 2013, San Francisco defeated Atlanta in the Georgia Dome to advance to the Super Bowl. Ten months later, NaVorro Bowman delivered "The Pick at The 'Stick" to clinch a playoff berth in the final game at Candlestick Park.

This time around, the 49ers will have a new quarterback under center with Blaine Gabbert making his first start for the club.

Here are the experts' picks from around the web for the Week 9 clash. Give us your predictions in the comment section below...

Elliot Harrison of Falcons 20, 49ers 14

"I see a potential upset in the making here, just because of how poorly the Falcons have been playing. The issue? Well, San Francisco head coach Jim Tomsula is rolling with Blaine Gabbert – which means we just can't, in good conscience, roll with the 49ers. Meanwhile, the Falcons' Matt Ryan is still gazed upon lovingly as a top-10 quarterback, but the engine on this Atlanta team has been and will continue to be running back Devonta Freeman."

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports: Falcons 27, 49ers 21

"The Falcons have lost two of three, and turnovers have been a major problem. The good news is they face a San Francisco team that has major issues and will start Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. Even on a long trip, the Falcons will find a way here as Matt Ryan gets back to playing at a high level."

"The 49ers are finally benching Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert and they've traded tight end Vernon Davis. Falcons aren't as good as they looked earlier but are better than San Francisco."

USA TODAY's panel of seven experts: seven pick Falcons, zero pick 49ers

Fox Sports' panel of eight experts: eight pick Falcons, zero pick 49ers

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