San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Colin Kaepernick set an NFL rushing
record for a quarterback with 181 yards and scored twice as the San
Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay, 45-31, in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
Kaepernick, who was born in Milwaukee and grew up as a Packers fan, also
completed 17-of-31 passes for 263 yards with a pair of scores to help the
49ers reach the NFC Championship Game for the second straight year.
Both of Kaepernick's TD passes went to Michael Crabtree, who had nine
receptions for 119 yards.
The performance by Kaepernick shredded the previous QB rushing record for any
game, set by Michael Vick (173) in 2002. It was also the most rushing yards
for the 49ers in their playoff history.
The NFC West champion 49ers will play either Seattle or Atlanta in next
Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The 49ers, seeded second, will host next
weekend's contest if Seattle wins or could play the top-seeded Falcons on the
Aaron Rodgers finished 26-of-39 for 257 yards with a pair of scores and an
interception, but the NFC North champions were eliminated from the playoffs
one week after beating Minnesota in the Wild Card round.
One more win by the 49ers would send them to the Super Bowl for the first time
since the 1994 season. They lost to the Super Bowl champion New York Giants in
the NFC title game last year.
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