The San Francisco 49ers advanced to their seventh Super Bowl appearance in franchise history with a dominant 37-20 win against the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Yearning for their sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history, the 49ers used a team total of 285 rushing yards to pound its way to the Miami area, where Super Bowl LVI (54) takes place in just under two weeks.
San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert became the only player in NFL history to rush for 220 yards and four touchdowns in a postseason game, 49ers officials said. His final rushing tally is also the most yards by a running back in a game in franchise history in either the regular or postseason, per team officials.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was chased in the pocket often, and the Chico native found himself playing from behind with a 27-0 deficit at halftime. He was sacked three times.
The Packers offense managed to score three touchdowns in the second half with the game relatively out of reach.
Defensive lineman Nick Bosa recorded another playoff sack, earning the accolade of most sacks by a 49ers rookie in team postseason history.
The big day on the ground meant a relatively calm day in the pocket for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garopollo, who was 6-for-8 with 77 yards passing. Rodgers finished with 326 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The 49ers will play the Kansas City Chiefs, who are appearing in their first Super Bowl since the first one in 1967 (a 35-10 loss to the Packers) after defeating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 on Sunday.
Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl., with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m.