Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • GB 352
    • 579 SF
  • Turnovers

    • GB 2
    • 1 SF
  • Possession

    GB SF
    38:02 21:58
  • 1st Downs

    • GB 20
    • 29 SF

Game Information

Candlestick Park
,
Coverage: FOX
  • San Francisco, CA 94124
  • Line: SF -3.0
Capacity: 70207
1/13/2013 ESPN.com news services

Niners ride Kaepernick's arm, legs past Pack

Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback-record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 45-31 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Packers1473731
49ers71771445
first QuarterGBSF
TD
13:04
Sam Shields 52 Yard Interception Return
3 plays, 71 yards, 2:12
60
XP
12:48
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
3 plays, 71 yards, 2:12
70
TD
9:09
Colin Kaepernick 20 Yard Run
8 plays, 80 yards, 3:47
76
XP
9:01
David Akers Kick is Good
8 plays, 80 yards, 3:47
77
TD
0:29
Dujuan Harris 18 Yard Run
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:44
137
XP
0:29
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:44
147
second QuarterGBSF
TD
11:04
Michael Crabtree 12 Yard Pass From Colin Kaepernick
10 plays, 42 yards, 0:44
1413
XP
10:59
David Akers Kick is Good
10 plays, 42 yards, 0:44
1414
TD
5:33
Michael Crabtree 20 Yard Pass From Colin Kaepernick
8 plays, 33 yards, 3:53
1421
XP
5:26
David Akers Kick is Good
8 plays, 33 yards, 3:53
1421
TD
2:39
James Jones 20 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
6 plays, 69 yards, 2:53
2121
XP
2:33
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
6 plays, 69 yards, 2:53
2121
FG
0:03
David Akers 36 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 79 yards, 2:33
2124
third QuarterGBSF
FG
8:38
Mason Crosby 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 66 yards, 3:31
2424
TD
7:16
Colin Kaepernick 56 Yard Run
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:18
2430
XP
7:07
David Akers Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:18
2431
fourth QuarterGBSF
TD
15:00
Frank Gore 2 Yard Run
8 plays, 93 yards, 5:03
2437
XP
14:57
David Akers Kick is Good
8 plays, 93 yards, 5:03
2438
TD
3:42
Anthony Dixon 2 Yard Run
11 plays, 99 yards, 7:54
2444
XP
3:34
David Akers Kick is Good
11 plays, 99 yards, 7:54
2445
SF
1:17
Penalty on Larry Grant, Defensive Pass Interference, 12 yards
11 plays, 77 yards, 2:37
2445
TD
1:07
Greg Jennings 3 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
11 plays, 77 yards, 2:37
3045
XP
0:57
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
11 plays, 77 yards, 2:37
3145

Research Notes

  • Colin Kaepernick completed six of 11 passes at least 15 yards downfield, including 3-of-3 and a 20-yard touchdown when targeting Michael Crabtree. Crabtree has caught a touchdown pass on such throws in three of his past four games, and has been utilized downfield much more in Kaepernick's eight starts this season, compared with Alex Smith's nine starts.--Kaepernick has completed 53.8 percent of his throws at least 15 yards downfield this season (including postseason), which is second in the NFL (min. 50 attempts).

  • NEXT LEVEL: The 49ers ran a season-high 34-of-75 (45 percent) plays out of the pistol set Saturday, while averaging 6.9 yards per play. Frank Gore had 16 rushes and a season-high 87 yards out of such sets, tied for the third-most rushes in pistol sets by a player in the past three seasons.

  • The Packers could not contain Colin Kaepernick as he ran for 178 yards before being contacted (only 3 yards gained after contact). Kaepernick had five scrambles for 75 yards and a 20-yard touchdown in the first half alone. He also collected 99 zone-read option rushing yards, including the game-winning 56-yard touchdown in the third quarter when several Packers over-committed to the running back.--The Packers had not allowed more than 132 rushing yards before contact to a TEAM in a game during the past four seasons.--Kaepernick's 99 option rushing yards are the most by any QB in a game during the past three seasons, and his 75 scramble yards are a personal career high. --Kaepernick rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown out of the pistol set, the most by a QB in the past three seasons. His 12.8 yards per rush was the highest by any rusher out of the pistol in the past five seasons (min. 5 attempts).

  • The 49ers converted eight of 13 third-down chances (61.5 percent) thanks to Colin Kaepernick's passing and rushing success. Kaepernick was 5-of-7 for 90 yards and a touchdown on third down, and scrambled three times for 53 yards and a touchdown. Entering the game, San Francisco converted 35.1 percent of its third-down opportunities this season, 25th in the league.

  • The 49ers sent standard pressure against Aaron Rodgers on all but two of his dropbacks, and put him under duress or sacked him on 11 of his 43 dropbacks. Rodgers was limited to 2-of-9 passing for 13 yards on such attempts after recording a league-high 80.1 Total QBR (among qualified quarterbacks) in such situations during his first 17 games.

  • The 49ers have gained 579 yards in this game, the most they've ever gained in a playoff game in franchise history and the 5th time they've gone over 450. The other 4 games on the list are in the Super Bowl...So, in each of the previous 4 seasons they've gained 450 yards in a playoff game, they won the Super Bowl.

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