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The 49ers came into Sunday night looking to get Back to Basics, but entered into a stretch of games that Nick Waginer from ESPN, listed as the toughest stretch of games this late in the season that any team has played. The Packers were not going to be an easy task.
The Bright Lights in the Big City didn’t seem to phase the Niners though. On the first drive for the Packers, LB Fred Warner sacked QB Aaron Rodgers and forced a fumble, recovered by DE Nick Bosa. On the very first play from scrimmage for the 49ers, RB Tevin Coleman got it in 2-yards for the first touchdown of the game.
After the first punch it became somewhat of a stalemate. Both teams traded drives with no one able to punch it in. K Chase McLaughlin was clutch, scoring from 29, 27 and 48-yards respectively in the first half. WR Deebo Samuel continues to make a case for himself among the top players on the team, scoring a beautiful touchdown off of a 42-yard catch and run.
The Packers would not go quietly though, trying to Let it Whip in the third quarter and moving the ball steadily down the field. They scored a touchdown to cap off an 8-minute drive, converting a 2-point attempt to cut the score, 23-8.
The 49ers were able to bring it Right Round back, after a 61-yard catch and run by TE George Kittle. Kittle had been sidelined the previous few games after breaking a bone in his ankle, per ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. The 49ers led 30-8 as the 3rd Quarter wound down.
The Packers did what they could but ultimately were not able to get into the end zone more than the lone visit.
Final Score: 49ers Win, 37-8
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