The San Francisco 49ers ended the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl hopes last night, beating the Packers 45-31 in Candlestick Park.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense couldn’t hold a candle to San Francisco’s second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Packers defense couldn’t stop him. On the 49ers’ first possession of the game Kaepernick threw an interception that Sam Shields returned for a touchdown, but he didn’t let that get him down. Kaepernick rushed for two touchdowns and a playoff-record 183 yards and passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns in his first postseason start. The 49ers dominated the time of possession, giving the Packers offense little time to catch up.
Rodgers completed 26 of 39 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
The 49ers move on to next weekend’s NFC title game. They’ll play the winner of tonight’s matchup between Seattle and Atlanta.