The Green Bay Packers gave the San Francisco 49ers everything they could handle on Saturday night in the NFC Divisional Round. With 1:07 remaining in regulation, Christian McCaffrey scored the game-winning touchdown to lift the 49ers to a 24-21 win over the Packers.
What sealed the win officially for San Francisco was Jordan Love throwing a bad interception across his body to Dre Greenlaw. Love will learn from this moment as he has a bright future ahead of him. Love completed 21-of-34 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
His two touchdown passes in the game came in the third quarter on a 19-yard pass to Bo Melton and on a 2-yard pass to Tucker Kraft. What has Green Bay going for the long run is the receivers and tight ends they have and they are really young.
One of the things that had the Packers’ offense going over the last several weeks was running back Aaron Jones rushing for over 100 yards in each of the last five games. He rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries.
Green Bay Packers’ Biggest Problem In the Game Was Anders Carlson and Also Stopping Christian McCaffrey
Two of the biggest problems for Green Bay in this game were kicker Anders Carlson and trying to stop running back Christian McCaffrey. When Green Bay had a 21-17 lead in the fourth quarter, Carlson missed a 41-yard field goal and that is what sparked the San Francisco game-winning touchdown drive by McCaffrey.
Speaking of Christian McCaffrey, the Green Bay Packers defense had a very difficult time stopping him. He rushed for 98 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. The weather in this football game was mainly rain. This was a successful season for Green Bay despite being heartbroken again in the NFL playoffs against San Francisco.
The 49ers will face the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game. As for the Packers, their season concludes and they have a lot to look forward to in 2024 and beyond.