The last time Green Bay and San Francisco met, the Packers orchestrated a win from behind thanks in part to Jimmy Garoppolo and Aaron Rodgers. Garoppolo and the Niners marched down the field and scored a touchdown with 37 seconds remaining to put them up 28-27.
While 37 seconds may not seem like a lot of time, it was more than enough time for Rodgers to get the Packers into field goal range and for Mason Crosby to hit a game-winning 51-yarder as time expired.
That was in Week 3 of the regular season; A lot has changed since then for both teams. The Packers went 11-3 afterward when Rodgers threw for 31 touchdowns with just two interceptions in that span. San Francisco went further up and down. The Niners went 8-6 and Garoppolo had 16 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
As the season progressed, the identities of both teams also began to form. Green Bay became one of the best offenses in the league and San Francisco built one of the best defenses. The Packers ranked 10th in total offense and scoring offense, while the 49ers ranked 9th in scoring defense and 3rd in total defense.
However, this game could very much depend on who is healthy and how healthy they are. Garoppolo is dealing with thumb and shoulder injuries and star defensive end Nick Bosa is still recovering from the effects of a concussion. For Green Bay, All-Pro offensive tackle David Bakhtiari and All-Pro defensive back Jaire Alexander are listed as questionable with knee and shoulder injuries, respectively.
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49ers vs. Packers score
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Rasul Douglas knocks the ball out of Brandon Aiyuk’s hands and the Packers regain control as the two teams trade fumbles on back-to-back drives. Currently under review.
Fred Warner snaps the ball out of the hands of Marcedes Lewis as the Niners regain control at their own 42-yard line with 3:51 remaining in the first.
Another great race for Aaron Jones. This one for 14 and the Packers close in on midfield on their own 46.
On third and 12, Jimmy Garoppolo is fired. He wipes out a good early field position when Za’Darius Smith comes home and knocks Garoppolo to the ground. The Niners clear it and Green Bay takes over at their own 25-yard line looking to add to the score.
JaMychal Hasty returns the ball 30 yards and San Francisco starts this game on their own 40.
An impressive stat from that opening series for Green Bay.
Green Bay didn’t have a single third down.
—Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) January 23, 2022
AJ Dillon hits it from 6 yards and the Packers jump out to an early lead. in a 10-play series that featured five runs and five passes. There’s 9:25 left in the quarter when the Niners are ready to take over.
Another Adams catch. He has as many as three catches for 35 yards on this drive as Green Bay leads San Francisco’s 11th.
A 10-yard completion to Adams puts Green Bay out of the red zone at the San Francisco 23rd.
Aaron Rodgers pulls Jones out of the backfield for 19 yards and the Packers cross midfield to the Niners’ 33.
Aaron Jones and Davante Adams get involved early. A 4-yard run for Jones and a 14-yard catch for Adams put Green Bay first and 10 from their 49-yard line.
The 49ers win the toss and differ. Green Bay starts this game on their own 31.
49ers vs. Packers start time
- Date: Saturday, January 22
- Kick off: 8:15 p.m. ET
The divisional round game 49ers vs. The Packers will take place at 8:15 pm ET from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
What channel are 49ers vs. Packers today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Green Bay): WLUK
- TV Channel (San Francisco): KTVU
- Live broadcast: fox Sports App, fuboTV
This NFC matchup will air nationally on Fox. Joe Buck will act as the voice of each play, while Hall of Famer Troy Aikman will join him in the booth as an analyst. Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi will report from the sidelines.
In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Packers with a DAZN subscription, which includes all NFL games .
2022 NFL playoff schedule
Saturday, January 22
Sunday, January 23
|buccaneers vs rams||15:00||NBC||fuboTV|
|Chiefs Against Bills||6:30 pm||CBS||fuboTV|
Sunday, January 30
|AFC Championship Game||3:05 p.m. Eastern Time||CBS||supreme+, fuboTV|
|NFC Championship Game||6:40 p.m. ET||Fox||fox Sports App, fuboTV|
Super Bowl 56
Sunday, February 13
|Super Bowl 56||6:30 p.m. ET||NBC||nbc Sports App, fuboTV|