Packers season ends with playoff loss to 49ers

Published 01/05 2014 07:58PM

Updated 01/05 2014 08:10PM

A roller-coaster ride of a 2013 season ended for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday evening at Lambeau Field, 23-20 to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC Wild Card Playoff game

Despite injuries to nearly every key player on their roster over the course of the season, Green Bay somehow found a way to win the NFC North Division, and battled what appeared to be a superior 49ers team to the wire in the postseason

San Francisco kicked a pair of field goals to take a 6-0 first-half lead, but a Tramon Williams interception led to an Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson touchdown pass, giving the Packers a 7-6 lead

The 49ers answered with a Frank Gore touchdown run to take a 13-7 lead, but the Packers kicked a field goal to pull back within three at halftime

After a scoreless third quarter, the Packers took the lead once again in the fourth on a John Kuhn 2-yard touchdown run, but the 49ers answered back again, as Colin Kaepernick found Vernon Davis for a touchdown pass to make it 20-17 San Francisco

On Green bay's next drive, Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb inside the 10 yard line to give the Packers a first-and-goal situation, but after being stopped on three straight plays, the Green and Gold had to settle for a game-tying field goal from Mason Crosby with just over 5 minutes remaining

The 49ers then went on a game-ending drive, converting several third downs, and when Phil Dawson booted a 33 yard field goal as time expired, the Packers season came to an end

San Francisco will face the Carolina Panthers in next Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoffs

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