San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
The 49ers topple the Packers 45-31 in the divisional round
Whether he was running or throwing, the San Francisco 49ers leaned on Colin Kaepernick, who carried the team to a huge win on Saturday night.
In his first postseason game, Kaepernick finished with 446 total yards and four scores. The second-year player looked phenomenal, out-dualing the reigning league MVP in Aaron Rodgers. Kaepernick made the entire team look tremendous, responding well after a rocky start.
Kaepernick threw a pick-six to start the game, but followed it up with a flawless performance.
San Francisco's defense stepped up to the plate, frustrating Rodgers throughout the match. It was a great effort by the secondary in particular, who took away the Packers' receivers all night. Even when Rodgers had time in the pocket, he had no open targets.
The Niners will advance to their second NFC Championship in as many years under head coach Jim Harbaugh. They will play the winner of Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.
Dear Sunday games: Please be as good Saturdays were. Signed, Football fans.— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 13, 2013
While other teams were reaching for QBs in RD 1 of the 2011 draft SF took Aldon Smith at 7 and Kaepernick in the 2nd— David Newbury (@newbury1310) January 13, 2013
:52 remaining in the fourth quarter...
And the Packers' onside kick attempt failed. The Niners will run the clock out here.
Scoring Update: Packers close gap slightly, make it a two-score game
Touchdown Packers. Score will be 45-31.— Christian Gin (@CGin49ers) January 13, 2013
What an epic eight-minute drive that was by the Niners to take the life out of Green Bay.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2013
Let's hope the 49ers can break that W-W-L streak.— Erickson (@49erholics) January 13, 2013
Can't see Gus Bradley or Mike Nolan letting Kaepernick run wild like the Packers did. 49ers must evolve next week to keep winning.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 13, 2013
Two Harbaughs left in the playoffs. No Mannings.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 13, 2013
Looking like four conference championship appearances in two years for the Harbaugh family. Decent.— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) January 13, 2013
Game Stats, courtesy of NFL.com
You know what that touchdown means? That's right. The potential Harbaugh-Harbaugh Super Bowl matchup is still alive.— Mark Purdy (@MercPurdy) January 13, 2013
Anthony Dixon TOUCHDOWN!
It's game over. The 49ers will advance to the NFC title round.
Well, at least Donald Driver was active.— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) January 13, 2013
Since Manning vs Brady is off the table, Harbaugh vs Carroll is the most attractive potential storyline for next week— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) January 13, 2013
Frank Gore over the 100-yard mark. 105 yards rushing on 20 carries.— Kyle Bonagura (@KyleBonagura) January 13, 2013
Kaepernick is going for the jugular here...
San Francisco's offense is still in attack-mode.
Colin Kaepernick is the first player in NFL history with 175+ passing, 175+ rushing in the same game.— Chase Stuart (@fbgchase) January 13, 2013
Alex Smith this season: 31 carries for 132 yards and 0 TD in 10 games.Colin Kaepernick tonight: 12 carries for 163 yards and 2 TD.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 13, 2013
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