49ers defeat Packers to advance to Super Bowl LIV
The San Francisco 49ers were the first seed in the NFC this year. A 13-3 record was good enough for that honor. That meant they got a first round bye and home field advantage up until the Super Bowl.
As it happened, the 49ers got to use that home field advantage. They beat the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional round game. That meant they squared off with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.
With home field advantage, the 49ers jumped out to a massive lead. By halftime, they were up 27-0. Green Bay scored quickly to start the second half, making it 27-7. San Francisco responded immediately though, going back up 34-7.
That was the lead heading into the 4th quarter. From there, the Packers started to make them sweat.
Green Bay scored twice in a row to make it a 34-20 game with just over eight minutes to go. The 49ers responded with a nice drive though, eating quite a few minutes before kicking a field goal.
That made the score 37-20 with 3:31 left in the game, basically locking it up.
The Packers ensuing drive came up short, and from their the 49ers were able to run the clock out.
San Francisco ended up winning by a final score of 37-20. This advances them to the Super Bowl, where they will square off with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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