The San Francisco 49ers scored 37 points in a November win against Green Bay and on Sunday, they hit the magic number again. Behind a franchise-record 220 yards rushing from Raheem Mostert, the 49ers took down the Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Now, the 49ers will the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 2 in Miami in Super Bowl LIV.
Sunday night’s NFC Championship Game turned into more of the same with the Niners leading at halftime to the tune of 27-0 behind three Mostert rushing scores. In the process, Mostert became the first player in NFL postseason history to rush for at least 150 yards and score three touchdowns in a half.
As a result, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t have a ton of work to do during the game. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 77 yards. Light work, indeed.
His counterpart, Aaron Rodgers, enjoyed more statistical success but much of it proved to be of the empty calorie variety. Rodgers finished 31 of 39 for 326 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
San Francisco will be making their seventh trip to the Super Bowl while looking a record-tying sixth victory on Super Sunday.
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