Packets at 49ers: Live Updates and Analysis
Jose Luis Sanchez III
The NFC Championship has finally arrived with the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers set to battle it out to earn a trip to the Super Bowl in Miami.
This will be a rematch from week 12 between these two teams in which the 49ers dominated the Packers. Now the Packers have a chance to get revenge with a win today. Will today will be similar to week 12? Or will the Packers finish on top this time?
We have you covered for today's NFC championship game at Levi's Stadium with live updates and analysis. Follow along and share your thoughts as the game plays out.
- 11 WR Ryan Grant
- 22 RB Dexter Williams
- 24 S Raven Greene
- 29 CB Ka'dar Hollman
- 45 FB Danny Vitale
- 70 T/G Alex Light
- 79 T John Leglue
15:00 - 49ers will open the game on offense. Striking first will be pivotal for them to keep the pressure on the Packers.
13:16 - Three-and-out for the 49ers who could not convert with one year to go on third down. Packers will look to make the 49ers pay from week 12.
8:00 - Garoppolo hits Deebo Samuel on a dime of a throw for a chunk play. 49ers will need to capitalize on this drive so that they keep their sense of comfort.
5:55 - 49ers strike blood first with a huge touchdown run from Raheem Mostert. A handoff out of the shotgun gets it done for Mostert who shot out like a cannon. This is where the 49ers want to be so that Aaron Rodgers is forced to throw.
Packers 0 49ers 7
2:16 - Down goes Rodgers! Nick Bosa with the solo sack to get the defense off of the field. So far, this defense has been stout against the Green Bay offense. Now the 49ers' offense is up to put their foot on the Packers' throat.
End of quarter
14:17 - Robbie Gould's kick is good as the 49ers add to their lead. They now have a two-score lead to put the pressure on the Packers to score.
Packers 0 49ers 10
12:44 - Strip Sack! Slot cornerback K'Waun Williams comes on the blitz to force a fumble on Rodgers. However, Green Bay recovered the fumble and will now punt out of their own end-zone. 49ers will start their drive at midfield again. If they get a touchdown here, then it will be insanely difficult for the Packers to come back.
9:32 - Tevin Coleman is down on the field with an apparent arm injury. Potentially losing him would force Matt Breida into the running back shuffle.
9:12 - Mostert with another touchdown to increase the 49ers lead. His speed once he gets to the outside has been too great for the Packers. Now Green Bay is back to where they were in week 12. Trailing a significant amount of points with a ton of pressure.
Packers 0 49ers 17
5:39 - Fumble! A muff snap between center and quarterback gets recovered by the 49ers. Huge momentum killer for the Packers who were driving nicely on that possession. Now they will come away with nothing after shooting themselves in the foot.
4:00 - Raheem Mostert is carving the Packers up. He has nine carriers for 119 yards and two touchdowns. If he can lead the 49ers to a touchdown drive here - the game is essentially over.
2:00 - Robbie Gould connects on the chip shot field goal attempt to increase the lead. 49ers are absolutely dominating this game just like in week 12. Packers have to get a touchdown going into halftime at this point. They are desperate right now after their last fumble.
Packers 0 49ers 20
1:01 - Interception! Emmanuel Moseley picks Rodgers off to give the 49ers excellent field position. There is just no answers from Green Bay on both sides of the ball. This game has definitely gotten away from them as the 49ers are keeping the pedal to the metal.
0:45 - And this game has officially reached blowout levels for the 49ers. Raheem Mostert with his third touchdown of the game to give the Packers the kiss of death. Just cannot envision the Packers coming back from this.
Packers 0 49ers 27
End of quarter
9:21 - Packers are driving the field methodically to open the half. They may finally be in line to score a touchdown and make it a respectable score.
8:44 - Aaron Jones walks it into the end-zone on a check down by Rodgers. Packers are finally on the board. Do they have a miracle within them?
Packers 7 49ers 27
4:49 - Guess who? Mostert gets his fourth touchdown of the game to practically clinch this game for the 49ers. Packers have no shot left. Mostert has just been a man on a mission.
Packers 7 49ers 34
End of quarter
14:53 - Packers are not giving up just yet. Aaron Jones gets in for the touchdown to trim the 49ers' lead down. This game is still too far out of reach, so they will need to force a turnover when the 49ers go back on offense to muster any sort of comeback.
Packers 13 49ers 34
8:13 - The Packers have officially made this game interesting again. Rodgers finds Jace Sternberger for the passing touchdown and now has the Packers feeling some momentum. 49ers will need to scrap their conservative plan as the defense has been struggling to muster stops.
Packers 20 49ers 34
3:31 - 49ers finally ended their conservative play-calling by running a methodical drive. Their drive gets capped off by a 42-yard field goal by Robbie Gould, which will ice this game for the 49ers. Three scores with just over three minutes left is not enough for the Packers to come back.
Packers 20 49ers 37
1:48 - Rodgers is picked off and that will do it. The 49ers will return to the Super Bowl after seven years.
Final: Packers 20 49ers 37