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49ers score late to stave off Packers upset efforts, 24-21 - Yahoo Sports

"49ers make history with 24-21 comeback win over Packers, advance to NFC Championship Game. McCaffrey scores game-winning TD."

The San Francisco 49ers faced a daunting challenge as they entered the fourth quarter trailing in a game against the Green Bay Packers. Historically, the 49ers had struggled when trailing by seven or more points after three quarters, with a record of 0-30 under coach Kyle Shanahan, losing by an average of 14.3 points. Quarterback Brock Purdy had only led one fourth-quarter comeback in his career, making the odds seem stacked against the 49ers.

However, against the odds, the 49ers managed to secure a 24-21 victory over the Packers, with Christian McCaffrey scoring a crucial 6-yard run with just 1:07 remaining in the game. This unexpected win has earned the 49ers the opportunity to host the NFC Championship Game the following Sunday.

Despite being outplayed by the Packers for most of the game, the 49ers managed to stay in contention. The Packers had opportunities to extend their lead, but a missed field goal and strategic clock management by the 49ers ultimately worked in their favor.

In a game marked by five lead changes, the 49ers outgained the Packers 356 to 330, showcasing their resilience and determination. Quarterback Brock Purdy, despite struggling to grip the wet football, managed to throw for 252 yards and a touchdown. Key contributions from George Kittle and Christian McCaffrey further bolstered the 49ers' efforts, with McCaffrey making 17 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns, as well as catching seven passes for 30 yards.

The Packers, on the other hand, struggled in the red zone, only converting 2-of-5 opportunities and settling for field goals. Ultimately, the 49ers' perseverance paid off, securing an unexpected victory and a chance to compete in the NFC Championship Game.

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