The 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-28 in Sunday's much-hyped rematch of the 2013 Divisional Round matchup. Several key players exceeded expectations, while others failed to step up as previously hoped.
For all the trash talk and bad blood, this contest somehow managed to live up to its immense billing. While the 49ers eventually came out on top, the game proved to be a back-and-forth thriller.
Here's the best and worst from the 49ers' impressive victory on opening weekend.
All statistics used in this article according to ESPN.com.