The 49ers are headed back to the NFC championship for the first time since 2014, when they went for a third-consecutive time.
Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan likes to ride the hot hand in the backfield which makes it hard for opponents to prepare. On Sunday we'll find out whether the last fight for a Super Bowl slot will be against the Green Bay Packers or the Seattle Seahawks.
Indeed, the Niners' defense was more itself than it had been in about two months, and that return to form came at exactly the right time.
Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa finished with six pressures, including two sacks, becoming the first Niners rookie with multiple sacks in a game since Dana Stubblefield in 1993. It was Tevin Coleman that had his way against the Vikings defense with 22 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns. They already got shellacked by the 49ers earlier this season.
Seattle faces Green Bay at 6:40 p.m. EST Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., to determine which team will battle San Francisco in the NFC Championship game.
1/3/99: at S.F.: The 49ers won this dramatic wild-card game 30-27 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Steve Young to Terrell Owens in the final seconds. Garoppolo connected with Kendrick Bourne for a three-yard touchdown to end the drive. The Packers have gone under the point total in 10 out of 16 regular-season games. The 49ers are 10-6-1 against the spread this season and their games evenly split the over-under at 8-8-1.
The San Francisco 49ers will play host to either the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers on January 19 at Levi's Stadium. Aaron Rodgers' can vastly bolster his legacy with any other title streak, and Matt LaFleur can mosey ahead and salvage engaged on the statue in Titletown if he wins a championship in his first year. Anytime Rodgers is your quarterback, your team always has a chance.
This, obviously, is great news for the 49ers. 49ers Cover -7 Spread.