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Packers head to San Francisco to take on 49ers in divisional playoff game

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SAN FRANCISCO — Following a win over the Minnesota Vikings in a playoff Wild Card game last Saturday, this week, the Green Bay Packers head to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in a divisional playoff contest.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, January 12th from Candlestick Park as the (12-5) Packers take on the (11-4-1) 49ers.

This Saturday’s contest will feature a matchup of two of the winningest teams in postseason history. Green Bay ranks No. 3 in league history with 30 wins, while San Francisco ranks No. 4 with 26 playoff victories.

This will be the second meeting between the two clubs this season. Green Bay hosted San Francisco in the season opener — a 30-22 49ers win. This will be the third time in the history of the series that the teams have met in the regular season and the postseason.

  • The teams last met in the postseason in 2002 at Lambeau Field, when the Packers won 25-15. 

The Packers trailed the 49ers, 7-6, at the half before outscoring San Francisco, 19-8, in the second half. QB Brett Favre connected on 22 of 29 passes (75.9 percent) for 269 yards and two TDs with one INT for a 112.6 passer rating.


In Saturday’s 24-10 Wild Card win vs. Minnesota, FB John Kuhn scored on a three-yard run and a nine-yard reception. For Kuhn, it marked the second time in his career that he scored on a rushing TD and a receiving TD in a playoff game. He became the first player in franchise playoff history to accomplish that feat. 

  • Kuhn also became the only current NFL player to score at least one touchdown in each of the last four postseasons.


With the Week 15 win at Chicago, Green Bay clinched its 28th postseason berth in team history and its 15th appearance in the last 20 seasons.

The Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons and five of the last six — the only NFC team to accomplish those feats.


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