GREEN BAY, Wis. – In the second-biggest game ever at Lambeau Field, the 49ers stunned the Packers on a final field goal to advance to the NFC Championship Game.
San Francisco rallied by scoring 10 unanswered points in the final five minutes of the game.
The 49ers took possession with 3:20 left in the fourth quarter after a Packers three and one out. They went for 44 yards in 9 plays to set up a 45-yard field goal with just seconds to play.
NFL veteran Robbie Gould netted the game-winning basket as time expired, and San Francisco stormed the field in celebration of the shocking upset.
The Packers have struggled with special teams all year and that turned out to be the final nail in the coffin in the divisional game.
Late in the fourth, Corey Bojorquez’s punt was blocked and recovered for a 49ers touchdown by Talanoa Hufanga with 4:41 remaining to tie the game at 10.
Earlier in the game, the 49ers blocked a Mason Crosby field goal and video showed the Packers special teams only had ten men on the field for the game-winning field goal.
The attack was paramount in the game. AJ Dillon scored the Packers’ lone touchdown in the first half. He later failed to return after an apparent chest injury in the second half.
The Packers (13-5) won the NFC’s No. 1 seed for a second straight season, but again failed to reach the NFC Championship.
Rodgers fell to 0-4 in playoff matchup against the 49ers. Packers fans left Lambeau Field stunned and are now wondering if this was quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ last game in Green Bay.
San Francisco will face the winner of Tampa Bay and Los Angeles on Sunday, January 30.