San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers (Round 9): The most repeated duel in the playoffs

SSince the 1933 season, the NFL has held playoff games in various formats, during that 88-year span there have been hundreds of games and of those, some franchises have faced each other more than once.

Until last season, the most repeated duel in the NFL playoffs was between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams with nine, however, that milestone will be matched next Saturday, January 22, when the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers reunited for the ninth time.

In honor of this historic event, here’s a look at the last eight playoff meetings between the 49ers and the Packers (they’re tied 4-4), a story that is not very long, since the first meeting dates back only 26 years.

#1 Green Bay Packers 27-17 San Francisco 49ers – Divisional Round – 1995 Season

Dated: January 6, 1996.

Place: 3Com Park, San Francisco, CA.

What happened: Buoyed by two touchdown passes from Brett Favre, the Packers took an 18-point halftime lead to end the reign of the defending champion 49ers, who failed to reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time in three seasons.

#2 San Francisco 49ers 14-35 Green Bay Packers – Divisional Round – 1996 Season

Dated: January 4, 1997.

Place: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

What happened: Exactly a year later, in the exact same case, these teams met in muddy mythical Lambeau Field, the 49ers were without an injured Steve Young, and a 70-yard punt return by Desmond Howard opened the scoreboard. for a painless win for the locals who started their path to winning Super Bowl XXXI.

#3 Green Bay Packers 23-10 San Francisco 49ers – NFC Championship Game – 1997 Season

Dated: January 11, 1998.

Location: 3Com Park, San Francisco, CA.

What happened: Dorsey Levens rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown, while Antonio Freeman recorded 107 yards and a touchdown on four receptions in San Francisco’s third shutout in three straight years at the hands of Green Bay, who would go on to win the Super Bowl. XXXII.

#4 Green Bay Packers 27-30 San Francisco 49ers – Wild Card Round – 1998 Season

Dated: January 3, 1999.

Location: 3Com Park, San Francisco, CA.

What happened: The 49ers shrugged off the jet lag of three straight shutouts at the hands of the Packers in agonizing fashion, Steve Young connected with Terrell Owens on a miraculous 25-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds on the clock to lead San Francisco to a victory on a piece known as “The Catch II”.

#5 San Francisco 49ers 15-25 Green Bay Packers – Wild Card Round – 2001 Season

Dated: January 13, 2002.

Place: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

What happened: With 12 minutes left, Jeff Garcia tied the game at 15 with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tai Streets, but Green Bay scored 10 unanswered points to earn the win on a 45-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell and a nine yards. score carried by Ahman Green.

#6 Green Bay Packers 31-45 San Francisco 49ers – Divisional Round – 2012 Season

Date: January 12, 2013.

Place: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California.

What happened: Collin Kaepernick had the best game of his NFL career in his playoff debut totaling 263 passing yards and two touchdowns to go along with a spectacular 181 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries to defeat the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers and put the 49ers on track to Super Bowl XLVII, which they would eventually lose to the Baltimore Ravens.

#7 San Francisco 49ers 23-20 Green Bay Packers – Wild Card Round – 2013 Season

Dated: January 5, 2014.

Place: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

What happened: Aaron Rodgers returned from a midseason injury but was only able to rack up 117 passing yards and for the second straight year the Kaepernick 49ers knocked out the Packers, this time the win came on a 33 yards in no time. field goal by Phil Dawson.

#8 Green Bay Packers 20-37 San Francisco 49ers – NFC Championship Game – 2019 Season

Dated: January 19, 2020.

Place: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.

What happened: The 49ers shut out the Packers 27-0 in the first half thanks to a majestic performance from running back Raheem Mostert who had 220 total yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries to hand Aaron Rodgers his third loss in as many games of his career against San Francisco enters Super Bowl LIV, which they would lose to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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