The San Francisco 49ers just barely squeaked by the Green Bay Packers. Having just three points with under five minutes left in the fourth quarter is rarely a recipe for success, but a wild sequence of events went just enough in San Francisco’s favor to eke out a victory.
George Kittle was nothing but proud of his 49ers team after the game. The Pro Bowl tight end spoke out on the team fighting tooth and nail to edge out the Packers.
“The resiliency that this team has is incredible. We take punches, our legs taken out from underneath us, turn the ball over. Our defense responds, our special teams responds, our offense responds when we need to. This offense, we played just well enough to win the game. Especially that last drive, we still had to go down there and give Robbie an opportunity, and we did just that.
#49ers George Kittle on team’s resilience to beat #Packers (and more) to reach NFC final pic.twitter.com/Zl69Szo3aK
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) January 23, 2022
Kittle certainly did his part in helping the 49ers seal the win. He was the one who started off the 49ers’ game-winning drive with a 12-yard reception that inched them closer to Robbie Gould’s eventual game-winning field goal.
He led the 49ers in receiving yards on the evening with 63 yards on four catches, including an unreal one-handed grab in the second quarter for 15 yards.
ONE-HANDED snag by Kittle 😳
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2022
George Kittle and the 49ers have taken down the NFL Super Bowl favorite in Green Bay. They now stand just two wins away from winning the whole thing.