‘Kaepernicking’ is all the craze this NFL playoff season

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Tebowing has been forgotten this playoff season with the new craze of "Kaepernicking."
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Move over, Tim Tebow. Kaepernicking is all the craze now.

In the wake of the 49ers’ 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s touchdown celebration of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep has taken off on social media.

Several 49ers fans have posted pictures of themselves in the act at home, in bars, on the street, at work or just about any other place they frequent. Some even positioned their toddlers or dogs in the position. Others made online videos.

Kaepernicking had started weeks ago after the quarterback replaced Alex Smith, though the act has increased during San Francisco’s run to the NFC title game against Atlanta. Kaepernick has often retweeted other fans’ pictures of the act on Twitter.

Riding his strong legs and right arm, the 49ers (12-4-1) are back where they were a year ago when the eventual champion New York Giants eliminated them last January. San Francisco will play at Atlanta (14-3) on Sunday after the Falcons outlasted Seattle 30-28 on Sunday.

The Falcons are 8-1 in home games this season and feature defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who coached the 49ers to an 18-37 record in 3½ seasons.

The 49ers have lost their past five road playoff games, with their last victory away from home coming against the Chicago Bears on Jan. 8, 1989.

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