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The Packers beat the Niners in the mud at Lambeau in 1996.
The Packers went 13-3 in 1996, while the Niners finished with a 12-4 mark. While most fans refer to Lambeau Field as "The Frozen Tundra," the temperature held at 34 degrees. Rain fell, and the field became a quagmire of mud.
Young was injured, so Elvis Grbac got the call at quarterback for San Francisco.
Special teams would play a big role in this game. Desmond Howard got the Packers on the board early with a 71-yard punt return through the mud to make it 7-0 Green Bay just 2:15 into the contest.
A second Howard punt return midway through the opening quarter set the Pack up at the San Francisco 7 and set up a four-yard touchdown toss from Favre to Andre Rison and the Packers were up 14-0.
Howard made a big mistake to start the second half, however. The Packers led 21-7, but Howard failed to take the field with the kick-return unit, and the 49ers pounced on the loose ball deep in Green Bay territory. Grbac scored on a four-yard bootleg to close the gap to 21-14.
The Packers took control of the game after that. Running back Edgar Bennett was the catalyst for a 12-play, 72-yard drive that ate up a lot of time and ended when Antonio Freeman recovered a fumble in the end zone to put the Pack back up by two scores.
The final was 35-14 as neither offense moved the ball well on the muddy field. The 49ers were held to 196 total yards on the game, and the Packers advanced to the NFC title game for the second consecutive season.