Post & Edits: Melissa
Images: Terrell, Kym, Ben
January 12, 2013
Candlestick Park: 49ers vs Packers (NFC Divisional Playoff)
Football isn’t quite over yet for the San Francisco 49ers and the rest of the Bay Area. There’s still plenty of post season left.
After last Saturday’s 45-31 victory over the Greenbay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, we all have more to look forward to. That’s one more game closer in the #QuestforSix.
While the rest of the crew is in Atlanta, preparing to shoot this next game, I begged to do this blog post. There is no way this rookie was NOT going to contribute some work one way or another.
So before I start writing anything about the NFC Championship, let’s look back on that amazing win.
Colin Kaepernick made his starting debut in the postseason. Talks of pressure were inevitable, but by the end of the game, we all saw that was immediately thrown out the window. He rushed for an NFL-record 181 yards and made two touchdowns.
David Akers had a perfect game. He made every extra point and field goal.
Crabtree, Gore, and Dixon also contributed to the scoreboard.
The 49ers defense never ceases to amaze me. C.J. Spillman and Tarell Brown capitalized on the Packers’ mistakes. Patrick Willis took down Aaron Rodgers, making his second postseason career sack.
Coach Jim Harbaugh is close to finishing his second season as an NFL coach, and the 49ers have successfully made it to the NFC Championship two back-to-back years.
You would think that doing this all over again would be a bit familiar, but there’s something different in the air.
The feeling on the field after last week’s win was a cause for celebration. No doubt. However, the intensity to stay focused was apparent. Harbaugh and the 49ers are hungry for another win.
And frankly, so are we!