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Packers fall to 49ers in NFC Championship 37-20

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers fell to the San Francisco 49ers 37-20 in the NFC Championship game Sunday night, Jan. 19. The 49ers will head to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Kickoff was 5:40 p.m. 

The 49ers scored first on their second drive, going up 7-0 on a 36-yard run by Raheem Mostert.

The Packers got the ball back after the score, but failed to move it, and were forced to punt.

The 49ers got a nice punt return, but were unable to do anything with the ball and were sacked on third down and forced to kick a long field goal. The 49ers hit the 54-yarder and now lead 10-0.

When the Packers got the ball back, they went nowhere and were forced to punt. The punt only went 20 yards, setting up the 49ers with a short field.

On the Packers next possession, the team finally started getting something going, picking up some first downs. However, a fumbled snap by Aaron Rodgers turned the ball over to the 49ers. Score remained 17-0, 49ers.

The 49ers continued to run the ball hard against the Packers with Mostert. The Packers were finally able to make a stop on third down with 2:00 remaining, forcing the 49ers to kick a short field goal, which they made. With 1:57 left in the first half, score of 20-0, 49ers.

The Packers, wanting to get to halftime, tried to run out the clock before punting the ball away. At halftime, it's a 27-0 lead for the 49ers.

After halftime, the Packers took the kickoff and drove right down the field, finally scoring their first points. Score of 27-7, 49ers with 8:44 left in the third quarter.

On the 49ers next possession, they continued to run the ball all over the Packers. They added a fourth touchdown by Mostert. Score of 34-7 with 4:49 remaining in the third quarter.

The Packers added two touchdowns before the end of the game and the 49ers added a field goal making it 37-20 with 3:31 remaining in the game.

The Packers ended the game with a Rodgers interception. The Packers fell to the 49ers 37-20.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards but the Packers lost the NFC title game for the third time since their last Super Bowl trip following the 2010 season.

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pam 34 days ago
Packers did not try to run the clock out before the first half. They called time out trying to preserve time to get the ball back when San Francisco was knocking on the door! Why?! They saved clock time for the Niners to score with less than a minute to go! How stupid!
Lawrence 34 days ago
Swept the North. Hold on to that. Next Season will be very rough.
ShabanHajdari 35 days ago
Gotta suck for Aaron Rodgers. All in all thought he cant complain.

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