April 18, 2024

When you ask any San Francisco 49ers fan, their season can be a failure with out a Tremendous Bowl.

They have been nearly 60 seconds away from their season being reduce quick, however in a very powerful a part of their season, their quarterback, as soon as Mr. Irrelevant, stepped up.

The 49ers fought again from a fourth quarter deficit to take down the Inexperienced Bay Packers, 24-21, to earn a visit to the NFC championship.

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Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a cross in the course of the first half towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Levi’s Stadium on January 20, 2024 in Santa Clara, California. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Photos)

Inexperienced Bay missed a discipline purpose for an opportunity to go up seven, giving the Niners the ball from their very own 31 with 6:18 to go. That was greater than sufficient time, as Brock Purdy, who had missed throws all night time, had a heck of a drive, finishing six of his seven passes (the one incompletion was a George Kittle drop) that ended with a Christian McCaffrey rating from six yards out – his second of the night time – giving San Fran a 24-21 lead with 1:07 to go.

The Packers, the youngest crew within the league, had all three timeouts, however after utilizing their first, Jordan Love threw on the run throughout his physique – an enormous no-no. It was picked off by Dre Greenlaw, which all however ended it. Purdy took a knee to ship the clock to triple zeroes, and his crew to their fourth NFC championship recreation in 5 years.

Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammates after scoring a 6-yard dashing landing in the course of the fourth quarter towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Levi’s Stadium on January 20, 2024 in Santa Clara, California.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Photos)

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Inexperienced Bay opened up the scoring with a discipline purpose, and so they have been this near a pick-six to go up double-digits, but it surely was dropped by Darnell Savage. To make issues worse, the Packers didn’t convert on a fourth down (on a questionable spot), and the Niners answered with a 12-play drive that ended with Purdy discovering Kittle for a 32-yard rating. Inexperienced Bay settled for an additional discipline purpose within the second quarter, and San Fran tried to match it, however their discipline purpose was tipped on the line and no good, so the sport remained 7-6 at half.

Deebo Samuel was dominated out for the sport with a shoulder harm at halftime, and the Niners felt his lack of presence with a three-and-out to open the half. A expensive third-and-long penalty put the Packers contained in the purple zone, and so they took benefit with Love discovering Bo Melton ultimately zone to take a 13-7 lead. The Niners answered with, fittingly, a 39-yard dashing landing by McCaffrey, however the Pack returned the decision. 

Inexperienced Bay took the following kickoff to the opposing 20 (after recovering their very own fumble), after which Love discovered Tucker Kraft for a landing – their two-point conversion was good, so it was 21-14 late within the third.

However that was the final time Inexperienced Bay would rating, as San Fran would outscore the Pack, 10-0, within the fourth quarter to come back away with the comeback victory.

CMC celebrates

Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a 6-yard dashing landing in the course of the fourth quarter towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Levi’s Stadium on January 20, 2024 in Santa Clara, California.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Photos)

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Purdy, together with his ups and downs, completed with 252 passing yards on 23-for-39 passing – McCaffrey rushed for 98 yards on 17 carries, two of which have been touchdowns.

The magic carpet journey is over for Inexperienced Bay, however their future is actually vivid after making the playoffs a No. 7 seed and being oh so near an NFC championship recreation.

In the meantime, the Niners will host the winner of Sunday’s Lions-Buccaneers recreation within the NFC championship subsequent Sunday.

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