49ers VS Packers

Sat Jan 12, 2013
Candlestick Park
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"Green Bay vs. San Francisco for NFC supremacy. Get used to it, because one of the best playoff rivalries of the 1990s is back in a big way.

San Francisco, coming off one of the most impressive wins in Super Bowl history, was the 2 seed in the 1995 NFL playoffs. Playing at home, the 49ers were supposed to handle the upstart Green Bay Packers with relative ease.

The Pack jumped out to a 21-0 lead and eventually won at Candlestick Park 27-17. It was the first of a slew of playoff match-ups between the two teams over the next half decade.

Green Bay beat the 'Niners the following year at Lambeau in the Mud Bowl 35-14, behind a powerful ground attack and the electric Desmond Howard returning punts. The Packers went on to win the Super Bowl.

During the 1997 playoffs, San Francisco had played outstanding all season and was the 1 seed. In the NFC Championship Game, they got worked by the Packers 23-10 in a year when Green Bay fell to John Elway's Broncos in the Super Bowl."



  1. Candlestick Park
    690 Jamestown Ave., San Francisco, CA