2012 NFL Playoffs

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09:  NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball after intercepting a pass during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Dylan DeSimoneCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2013

The 49ers topple the Packers 45-31 in the divisional round

Whether he was running or throwing, the San Francisco 49ers leaned on Colin Kaepernick, who carried the team to a huge win on Saturday night.

In his first postseason game, Kaepernick finished with 446 total yards and four scores. The second-year player looked phenomenal, out-dualing the reigning league MVP in Aaron Rodgers. Kaepernick made the entire team look tremendous, responding well after a rocky start.

Kaepernick threw a pick-six to start the game, but followed it up with a flawless performance. 

San Francisco's defense stepped up to the plate, frustrating Rodgers throughout the match. It was a great effort by the secondary in particular, who took away the Packers' receivers all night. Even when Rodgers had time in the pocket, he had no open targets. 

The Niners will advance to their second NFC Championship in as many years under head coach Jim Harbaugh. They will play the winner of Sunday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks. 

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