Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-31 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception and rushed 16 times for 183 yards and two more TDs as the 49ers bested the Packers 45-31 in the Divisional Round.
On Kaepernick's first dropback of the game, Michael Crabtree slipped on his route and the pass was pick-sixed by Packers CB Sam Shields for a 52-yard touchdown. Resilient as he was all season, Kap redeemed himself by finding Frank Gore behind Charles Woodson for a 45-yard completion on the next possession and scrambled in from 20 yards out to even the score. Capitalizing on Packers PR Jeremy Ross' second-quarter lost punt, Kaepernick again tied it up, this time at 14, with a bullet touchdown to Michael Crabtree from 12 yards out. Kaepernick gave San Francisco the lead 21-14 by ripping off a 15-yard scramble on third down and rocketing a 20-yard score to Crabtree two plays later. Kap's third-quarter dagger was a 56-yard explosion run off read-option to put the Niners up 31-24. They wouldn't trail again. After setting the NFL record for single-game rushing yards by a quarterback, smoking-hot Kaepernick's 49ers will play the winner of Seahawks-Falcons in the NFC Championship.