The San Francisco 49ers
beat the Packers 23-20 on a last-second field goal to win a fierce
battle in brutally cold conditions at Lambeau Field in Green Bay
in their wild card round playoff game on Sunday.
booted a 33-yard field goal just inside the right upright on the last
play of the game to give the 49ers the victory after driving from their
own 20 in the last five minutes after the Packers tied it 20-20 with a
field goal of their own.
The temperature at the start of the game was a frigid
five degrees Fahrenheit (-15 C) and dropped as the contest wore on as
many players and on-field officials wore balaclavas for warmth.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick
rescued the Niners on three different occasions with key runs that
helped set up scores for the NFC wild card team, which earned a date in
next week's divisional round against the Carolina Panthers.
"Colin Kaepernick, I think we can all agree, is a clutch performer," San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters after the bruising victory.
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