Featured image showing Desmond Howard returning a punt versus the 49ers

      49ers vs Packers Playoff History

      • All time series: 49ers lead 6-4
      • First meeting: January 6, 1996
      • Last meeting: January 20, 2024
      • 49ers are on a five game winning streak


      January 6, 1996: Packers 27 49ers 17

      The 49ers were the defending Super Bowl Champions and were playing at home but Green Bay took control right away when Wayne Simmons forced Adam Walker to fumble and Craig Newsome returned it for a touchdown. Steve Young threw 65 passes but threw zero touchdowns and two interceptions. The Packers would lead 21-0 and go on to win 27-17 in a game that was not as close as the score implied.

      January 4, 1997: 49ers 14 Packers 35

      The Packers were the number one seed in the NFC and would beat the 49ers for the second year in a row. Desmond Howard started the scoring with a 71 punt return for a touchdown and almost had another return for a touchdown as well but was tripped up at the 7 yard line. The Packers once again took at 21-0 lead against the 49ers, playing with Elvis Grbac instead of Steve Young, and would go on to win 35-14 en route to their first World Championship since Super Bowl II.

      January 11, 1998: Packers 23 49ers 10

      The 49ers had home field advantage in the playoffs but that didn’t matter as the Packers once again won comfortably. It was a rainy day and the Packers outgained the 49res 325 to 257 and forced two turnovers while not turning it over themselves. The 49ers only touchdown came on a kickoff return by Chuck Levy with under 4 minutes to play and trailing 23-3.

      January 3, 1999: Packers 27 49ers 30

      The 49ers first win in the playoff series came with a lot of controversy as Jerry Rice fumbled and the Packers recovered which would have sealed the victory for the Packers, but the referees incorrectly ruled Jerry Rice was down. This was before the current replay system so there was no way to challenge. It was a back and forth game most of the way and the Packers took a 27-23 lead with two minutes to play when Favre found Antonio Freeman for a touchdown. With 8 seconds to play, Steve Young stumbled but regained his balance and threw it 25 yards over the middle and between multiple defenders to Terrell Owens for the game winning touchdown.

      January 13, 2002: 49ers 15 Packers 25

      After missing the playoffs the previous two seasons, the Packers were once again in and hosting the 49ers. It was an evenly matched game and was tied at 15 in the fourth quarter until a 45 yard Ryan Longwell field goal and 9 yard Ahman Green touchdown run closed out the game.

      January 12, 2013: Packers 31 49ers 45

      This would be the first of four consecutive playoff losses for the Packers versus the 49ers, It started off promising as Sam Shields intercepted Colin Kaepernick and returned it for a touchdown. It would be a close game at halftime with the 49ers leading 24-21. There was way too much Kaepernick through as he ended up running for 181 yards and two touchdowns while also throwing for 263 yards and two touchdowns.

      January 5, 2014: 49ers 23 Packers 20

      The Packers beat the Bears in a wild game the previous week in which Aaron Rodgers returned from his collarbone injury to win the NFC North and host a playoff game against the 49ers. The Packers defense did a better job at stopping Kaepernick, though he did still almost have 100 yards rushing. Both teams moved the ball but struggled to get touchdowns as Mason Crosby made field goals of 34 and 24 yards and the 49ers kicker, Phil Dawson, made field goals of 22, 25, and 33 yards. The 33 yard field goal went through as time expired to give the Niners the win.

      January 19, 2020: Packers 20 49ers 37

      This game will always be famous for the fact that the 49ers were able to score 37 points while their quarterback only threw 8 passes. This game was over by halftime when Aaron Rodgers and the offense failed to put up a single point and Raheem Mostert ran for 3 touchdowns. The Packers finally added some scores in the second half to make the game look closer than it was.

      January 22, 2022: 49ers 13 Packers 10

      It looked like the Packers were going to cruise in this game when they took the opening drive all the way down the field and scored a touchdown on a 6 yard AJ Dillon run. On their next drive, they were once again moving the ball until a fumble by Marcedes Lewis seemed to flip the game. The defense held the 49ers out of the endzone but a 4th quarter special teams mistake led to a block punt that was recovered in the end zone to tie the game at 10. The Packers offense went 3 and out and punted to the 49ers who moved the ball all the way to the Packers 27 yards line before Robbie Gould made a 45 yard field goal to win the game.

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