O NFC championship game presents the confrontation that many fans expected, as the 49ers hosts the Packers in a rematch of a regular season game that was a blast. The winner of the second edition will win a spot in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs, who won the AFC championship with a 35-24 victory over Tennessee on Sunday.
San Francisco hit Green Bay 37-8 in week 12, preventing defender Aaron Rodgers from attacking before the break. The Packers (14-3) have won six straight games since then, including a strong 28-23 win over the Seahawks in the NFC divisional round.
Thanks to his victory in the regular season, the 49ers (14-3) is the number one seed and had the easiest match in the divisions, easily ending the Minnesota season with a 27-10 win. It was a return to form of defense from San Francisco, who came in eighth in the league in allowed points, but had allowed at least 20 in the previous five games.
If the 49ers can repeat the blocking performance they had against Green Bay in the regular season, they should go to Miami to face Kansas City.
Sporting News tracks live score updates and highlights Packers vs. 49ers in the NFC championship game.
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Packers vs. 49ers live updates, NFC championship highlights
7:50 p.m .: FIELD OBJECTIVE, 49ers. Shortly after the 2-minute warning, San Francisco opted for a short field goal in the fourth and 2 of the 9. 49ers 20, Packers 0.
7:45: Coleman's injury update.
PBA: Coleman, shoulder, questionable.
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7:40: A huge win for Mostert puts the 49ers in midfield.
7:36: FUMBLE, Packers. The snap ends up lying on the floor for the shot. It was taken by DeForest Buckner. This is almost out of control.
19:29: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. In the first move after Coleman's injury, Mostert scores 9 yards out. San Francisco is in control early. 49ers 17, Packers 0.
7:25: Coleman finds himself awkwardly as he goes down, and he seems to have seriously injured his fist. He's gone.
7:17: JK Scott shanks a kick for just 23 yards. San Francisco takes over the Packers & # 39; 37, which is just two meters beyond the first place.
7:16: Another loot for the 49ers. Rodgers hit the ball with K & # 39; Waun Williams, and Green Bay was lucky to land on it.
7:13 PM: FIELD OBJECTIVE, 49ers. San Francisco had a great position on the field, so a penalty was enough to reach the basket. Robbie Gould hits 54 yards, his longest mark since 2014. Veteran players in important games. 49ers 10, Packers 0.
End of first quarter: 49ers 7, Packers 0
19:03: Nick Bosa dismisses Aaron Rodgers in third. It looks familiar enough to start here.
6:55 pm: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. San Francisco scores easily. Raheem Mostert goes 36 yards to the house, a few moves after Deebo Samuel had a 30-yard catch-and-run. The home team wakes up early. 49ers 7, Packers 0.
6:50: Green Bay takes a first down, but a good stop on linebacker Dre Greenlaw's third and third forces the Packers to hit.
6:44: Two races for Tevin Coleman are in third and one, but the Packers defense prevents Coleman from gaining. Big three and out to start the game.
6:40: San Francisco begins the attack after a touchback.
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