GREEN BAY (CBS SF) – San Francisco’s often-maligned specials teams blocked a goal on the field, blocked a hit that resulted in a goal and won Robbie Gould’s 45-yard game. when time ran out to lift San Francisco to a 13-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers for a spot in next week’s NFC Championship Game.
San Francisco will now play the winner of Sunday’s Los Angeles Rams-Tampa Bay Bucs game.
“It’s dangerous, man. When a team gets hot, it’s dangerous,” said 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. “So we just have to keep this going, focus on next week right now and get on with this.”
The 49ers’ attack opens in a deep freeze like near-zero game time temperature. They got the 10-gauge negative in their first four series, three of which included the third sack or less. This is the first time the 49ers have opened a game with a four-point treble since a 27-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on September 27, 2009.
But San Francisco’s defense and task force teams controlled the game. After yielding points to the Packers in their opening, the Packers’ offense was capped at just 3 points in the remaining three quarters.
Safety Jimmie Ward went over the fence to block Mason Crosby’s 39-yard effort in Green Bay late in the first half while Jordan Willis’ outstretched left hand blocked a Corey Bojorquez cross. , who is kicking from the front of his quarters, late fourth quarter. Talanoa Hufanga received the ball from a distance of 6 meters, raising the score to 10-10.
The 49ers’ offense then came to life on the final lap.
Garoppolo, who unleashed an intercept to kill a 49ers driving near the end of Green Bay as time ticked down in the first half, completed 12-meter-long passes from the middle to George Kittle and 14-meters to go. Deebo Samuel moves the ball into Green Bay territory.
In 3rd and 7th from the Packers’ 38-yard line, Garoppolo captured a shotgun and passed the ball to Samuel to equalize. The gifted runner with wide recognition rolled back to the 29-yard line.
The clock then ticks for less than 30 seconds. Elijah Mitchell pushed through the middle and Kyle Juszczyk’s run helped Gould win. The veteran Gould has never missed a goal after the season.
“I have always trusted Robbie. He’s as good as gold, man,” said Garoppolo. “He’s always been like that.”
Former Cal star Aaron Rodgers went down 0-4 in a career playoff against the 49ers. San Francisco beat the Packers 37-20 in the NFC championship game two seasons ago before losing 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/01/22/san-francisco-49ers-special-teams-spark-13-10-upset-of-green-bay-packers/ San Francisco 49ers Special Teams Spark the Success of Green Bay Packers 13-10 to Advance to NFC Championship Game – CBS San Francisco