Packers close the gap to 34-20 in fourth quarter

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The Packers still have a lot of work to do, but they’ve gotten themselves back onto the radar screen in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit rookie tight end Jace Sternberger for an eight-yard touchdown with just over eight minutes left in the game to cut the 49ers’ lead to 34-20. It was Rodgers’ second touchdown pass of the half and it came a couple of plays after he dropped a beautiful throw into Davante Adams‘ hands for a 65-yard gain.

The touchdown pass was the 40th of Rodgers’ postseason career. That’s the most in Packers history and tied for fourth all-time.

The Packers have scored touchdowns on all three of their second half possessions. Raheem Mostert scored his fourth of the game the first time that the 49ers got the ball, but the Packers forced the second 49ers punt of the game on their second possession.

34 responses to “Packers close the gap to 34-20 in fourth quarter

  1. If only this really was the case. The gap between these teams can never be closed. Green and gold got nothing today. Anyone can drive the field and score when defense is in prevent just not the packers. Soiled my green and gold britches

  2. The Packers and Vikings will have the exact same playoff record in 2020. How is that possible?

  3. I’ll give Rodgers credit for scoring more points than the Vikings, but consideration everyone thinks Rodgers is the most elite QB in the NFL this is a massive loss for Green Bay and its trolls…

  4. Oh, did the Pack finally stop allowing the 9ers 8 yards per carry? Does Jimmy have to throw again now to bring us back to reality?

    Couple of fumbles, a few picks & throwing wild…ARod just doing his thing.

  5. 25 years ago, San Francisco won its fifth Super Bowl, beating the AFC West divivion champions, the San Diego Chargers. They are returning to the Super Bowl and facing another AFC West champ, the Kansas City Chiefs.

  6. That was sad. But I’m happy the Packers got as far as they did and were one of the top 4 teams in the NFL. And they’ll be much better next year. Especially with 6 division wins in our pocket.

    Also, thank God the Packers didn’t get destroyed 38-7, ensuring that they weren’t the worst 13-3 team in NFL history.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    January 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm
    Get ready for the greatest comeback in the history of professional sports!
    *****
    Oops! That post didn’t age well. Still waiting.

  8. Kansas city won’t walk onto the field thinking they will lose, like the Packers did. Should be a good gam. I think the Chiefs are better than the 49ers

  9. GB is awful. Said it all week. The only reason they got a bye was playing the NFC least and a 3rd place schedule. Every other team in the NFC playoffs would have given SF a better game/.
    Every one

  10. I kind of feel bad for the packer fans. Having just watched season two of Making a Murderer, I didn’t realize the real active squalor these poor sconnies live in and that show features sconnies trying to look presentable for the cameras. And now the only thing they have is gone for 8 more months.

  11. eastcoastnorseman says:
    January 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm
    The Packers and Vikings will have the exact same playoff record in 2020. How is that possible?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I know, right? With a rookie head coach, entirely new offense and several brand new defenders, we were all just hoping for anything better than 8-8 and NOT last in the division. Lo and behold, they went 13-3 and WON the division… while sweeping it. I’m disappointed this evening but overall happy with where the team seems to be heading. How you feeling about where your team seems to be heading?

  12. Packers adjusted for this game really well from the last time they played S.F.,only lost by 17,this time,oh yeah,Smith was snubbed for the Super Bowl,also. Just not fair

  13. infectorman says:
    January 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm
    GB is awful. Said it all week. The only reason they got a bye was playing the NFC least and a 3rd place schedule. Every other team in the NFC playoffs would have given SF a better game/.
    Every one

    Not quite, the Vikings lost to SF before the Packers did.

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