PACKERS vs. 49ers | NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers faced off tonight in the second game of the NFC Divisional Round. Green Bay (9-8) came into this game as the #7 seed and rolling after their huge win against the Dallas Cowboys last week. The 49ers (12-5) secured the #1 seed and were coming off a first-round bye.
The Packers would strike first in the first quarter with a field goal from kicker Anders Carson. After a quick three-and out from the 49ers. Green Bay received the ball back and marched down the field in ten plays. Early in the second quarter, the Packers were stopped on fourth resulting in a turnover on downs. The 49ers would get the ball back and score off a Brock Purdy touchdown pass to George Kittle.
With the score 7-3, Green Bay would score another field goal late in the second quarter. After a missed field goal attempt from the Packers, the score was 7-6 at halftime.
PACKERS TURN THINGS AROUND
The start of the third quarter would see the 49ers come out struggling. Their first offensive drive led to a punt and the Packers moved quick to capitalize. First Green Bay would challenge a call on the field that they were short of the gain on third down, which they would win. On the very next play, Love would fumble the ball but the Packers would recover.
Later in the drive, Love would throw an incomplete pass but a pass interference call on the 49ers would move the Pack into the red zone. This would set up a 19 yard touchdown pass from Love to Bo Melton making the score 13-7. The 49ers would answer back with a 39-yard touchdown run from McCaffrey four plays later.
Green Bay would respond within four plays to score off a Love touchdown pass to Tucker Craft, making the score 21-14 after a successful 2-point conversion. The 49ers defense would step up with an interception and after a Jake Moody field goal, the score was 21-17.
THE 49ERS FIGHT BACK
The fourth quarter would see the 49ers fight to keep their playoff chances alive. QB Brock Purdy would move his team down the field off of three big pass plays. The end result would be a Christian McCaffrey touchdown run, making the score 24-21.
The Packers would make one last attempt to take the game into overtime with a field goal. Jordan Love would attempt a deep pass only to be intercepted by Dre Greenlaw with less than a minute to go in the game. Purdy would kneel on the ball to end this exciting game.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
With this win, the 49ers will move on to the NFC Championship game where they will host the winner of the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers game taking place tomorrow. While the Packers season comes to an end, they can rest assured that they will be a contender next season.
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