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NFC Divisional Playoff: 49ers 45, Packers 31


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in leading the San Francisco 49ers back to the NFC championship game with a 45-31 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

Playoff first-timer Kaepernick outshined reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who never got in sync for the Packers (12-6) in finishing 26 of 39 for 257 yards with two touchdowns.

Kaepernick ran for scores of 20 and 56 yards on the way to topping the rushing mark of 119 yards held by Michael Vick. Crabtree caught TD passes of 12 and 20 yards in the second quarter and wound up with nine receptions and 119 yards for the Niners (12-4-1) in the NFC divisional matchup.

San Francisco had 579 total yards, 323 on the ground.


Unofficial Final Statistics

Green Bay 14 7 3 7 -- 31

San Francisco 7 17 7 14 -- 45

First Quarter

GBY - TD, Sam Shields, 52-yard interception return (Mason Crosby kick), 12:48

SNF - TD, Colin Kaepernick, 20-yard run (David Akers kick), 9:01

GBY - TD, DuJuan Harris, 18-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 0:29

Second Quarter

SNF - TD, Colin Kaepernick, 12-yard pass to Michael Crabtree (David Akers kick), 10:59

SNF - TD, Colin Kaepernick, 20-yard pass to Michael Crabtree (David Akers kick), 5:26

GBY - TD, Aaron Rodgers, 20-yard pass to James Jones (Mason Crosby kick), 2:33

SNF - FG, David Akers, 36 yards, 0:00

Third Quarter

GBY - FG, Mason Crosby, 31 yards, 8:25

SNF - TD, Colin Kaepernick, 56-yard run (David Akers kick), 7:07

Fourth Quarter

SNF - TD, Frank Gore, 2-yard run (David Akers kick), 14:57

SNF - TD, Anthony Dixon, 2-yard run (David Akers kick), 3:34

GBY - TD, Aaron Rodgers, 3-yard pass to Greg Jennings (Mason Crosby kick), 0:57



First Downs 19 28

Rushes-Yards 16-104 43-323

Passing Yards 248 256

Comp-Att-Int 26-39-1 17-31-1

Return Yards 123 62

Punts-Avg. 4-47.0 3-44.3

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-26 8-86


RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)

GBY: DuJuan Harris 11-53, Aaron Rodgers 3-28, Randall Cobb 2-23.

SNF: Colin Kaepernick 16-181, Frank Gore 23-119, LaMichael James 3-21, Anthony Dixon 1-2.

PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)

GBY: Aaron Rodgers 26-39-1-257.

SNF: Colin Kaepernick 17-31-1-263.

RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)

GBY: Greg Jennings 6-54, Randall Cobb 5-24, Jordy Nelson 5-46, Jermichael Finley 4-35, James Jones 4-87, DuJuan Harris 2-11.

SNF: Michael Crabtree 9-119, Frank Gore 2-48, Randy Moss 2-25, Vernon Davis 1-44, Ted Ginn Jr. 1-3, LaMichael James 1-7, Delanie Walker 1-17.

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