Packers vs 49ers Live: The San Francisco 49ers will look to beat the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season when the two teams face off in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know for how to watch the NFC championship game Packers vs 49ers Live.
Less than two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers thrashed the Green Bay Packers 37-8 at home, but Kyle Shanahan has warned his players not to expect a similarly easy encounter on Sunday.
The 49ers host the Packers at Levi’s Stadium in their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 2014 and are seven-point favorites to reach Super Bowl LIV.
Shanahan, however, is determined to avoid complacency from creeping in and suggested the result in Week 12 would have no impact on the teams’ respective performances on Sunday evening.
“We know it’ll be different,” Shanahan said earlier this week, as per NBC Sports. “That game got away from them early, and that’s definitely not the team we’re going to see this week. Everyone knows how good Green Bay is, how good their coaching staff is, how good their players are, how good their quarterback is.
“I think that game really holds zero relevance to what’s going to happen this Sunday.”
While it’s understandable Shanahan doesn’t want his players to underestimate the Packers, data from NFL Research shows the last 13 playoff teams to lose a regular-season game by at least 20 points have also lost the postseason rematch against the same opponent.
However, since losing to San Francisco, the Packers have won six consecutive games, finishing with the No. 2 overall seed in the NFC behind the 49ers and reaching the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2017.