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Key 49ers stats from the 37-20 win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game

Jan 20, 2020 at 9:58 AM--

Just when you thought you saw this San Francisco 49ers squad win in every conceivable way, it surprises you again. During the biggest game in Levi's Stadium history, the 49ers ran the football down the Packers defense's throat and never let up. Now, San Francisco is headed to Super Bowl LIV where it will face the Kansas City Chiefs.

Below are a whole lot of statistics and notes from Sunday's NFC Championship Game victory, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

With The Win…

The 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl for the seventh time in franchise history and for the first time since the 2012 season. The 49ers' seven trips to the Super Bowl are the 5th-most Super Bowl appearances in league history

Head coach Kyle Shanahan improved his all-time coaching record, including the playoffs, to 25-25. The 25 wins are the 4th most by a 49ers head coach in his first three seasons with the team.

Coach Years Wins
1. George Seifert 1989-91 42
2. Jim Harbaugh 2011-13 41
3. Steve Mariucci 1997-99 31
4. Kyle Shanahan 2017-19 25
5. Bill Walsh 1979-81 24

Shanahan and his father, Mike, become in the first father-son duo to reach the Super Bowl as head coach. Mike Shanahan led the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl in 1997 and 1998.

The 49ers became the third team to reach the Super Bowl after finishing the previous season with 4-or-fewer wins (1999 – St. Louis Rams, 4-12 in 1998; 1988 – Cincinnati Bengals, 4-11 in 1987).

San Francisco improved its overall record to 32-36-1 against the Green Bay Packers, and tied the postseason series history against the team at 4 wins apiece.

The Niners are now 7-9 in NFC Championship games.

The Historic Rushing Attack

The 49ers offense rushed for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns on 42 attempts. The team's 285 total rushing yards were the 2nd-most in postseason franchise history and the 6th-most by any team in the postseason since 1970.

Most Rushing Yards in a Postseason Game, Since 1970
Rank Team Opp. Round Date Atts. Rushing Yds. Rushing TDs
1. Buffalo Bills vs. Mia. AFC-WC 12/30/95 52 341 3
2. Dallas Cowboys vs. LAR NFC-WC 12/28/80 46 338 1
3. Atlanta Falcons vs. StL NFC-D 1/15/05 40 327 3
4. San Francisco 49ers vs. GB NFC-D 1/12/13 43 323 4
5. Denver Broncos vs. Jax. AFC-WC 12/27/97 49 310 5
6. San Francisco 49ers vs. GB NFC-C 1/19/20 42 285 4

The 285 rushing yards by the 49ers offense are the most in a Conference Championship Game since 1970.

The 49ers' 235.5 rushing yards per game in the playoffs are the most in the Super Bowl era (min. 2 games).

RB Raheem Mostert finished with 29 carries for 220 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, marking the first postseason rushing touchdowns of his career.

Mostert's 220 rushing yards set the franchise record for most rushing yards in a single game, regular season or postseason.

His 220 rushing yards are the 2nd-most in a postseason game in the Super Bowl era (Los Angeles Rams RB Eric Dickerson – 248 rushing yds. vs. Dallas on January 4, 1986) and his 4 rushing touchdowns are tied for 2nd-most in the Super Bowl era.

Rushing TDs In A Postseason Game, Super Bowl Era
Rank Player Opp. Round Date Atts. Yds. Avg. TDs
1. RB Ricky Watters, SF vs. NYG NFC-D 1/15/94 24 118 4.92 5
2t. RB Raheem Mostert, SF vs. GB NFC-C 1/19/20 29 220 7.59 4
RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. Ind. AFC-D 1/11/14 24 166 6.92 4

Mostert's 226 scrimmage yards (220 rushing, 6 receiving) are the most in a Conference Championship Game in playoff history.

With 14 carries for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half, Mostert became the first player in the Super Bowl era with 150-or-more rushing yards and 3-or-more rushing touchdowns in one half of any playoff game.

Along with RB Tevin Coleman's 2 rushing touchdowns vs. Minnesota, the 49ers have a player with at least 2 rushing touchdowns in consecutive postseason games for the first time since 2012 (QB Colin Kaepernick vs. GB, January 12, 2013 – 2 TDs and RB Frank Gore at Atlanta, January 20, 2013 – 2 TDs).

Mostert is the only player in NFL history with over 200 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns in a postseason game.

Playoff Rookie

DE Nick Bosa registered 4 tackles and a sack of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. He now has 3 postseason sacks.

Bosa became the first 49ers rookie to register 3-or-more sacks in his first 2 postseason games, since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

Bosa became the first rookie in the NFL with 3-or-more sacks in a single postseason since Texans DE J.J. Watt (3.5) and LB Brooks Reed (3.5) in 2011.

More Player Stats

CB K'Waun Williams tallied a strip-sack of Rodgers for a 9-yard loss, marking the first postseason sack and forced fumble of his career. He also added 7 tackles.

DL Arik Armstead notched 3 tackles and a sack of Rodgers. He now has 2 sacks in the postseason.

CB Emmanuel Moseley intercepted Rodgers for his 1st postseason interception. He also added 4 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and a pass defensed. The takeaway led to an 18-yard touchdown run by Raheem Mostert.

Late in the 4th quarter, CB Richard Sherman picked off Rodgers to seal the victory for the 49ers. He now has 4 career postseason interceptions.

DT DeForest Buckner recovered a Rodgers botched snap, marking his first career postseason fumble recovery. He also added 4 tackles.

K Robbie Gould connected on field-goal attempts from 54, 27, and 42 yards and all 4 extra-point attempts. His 54-yard field goal was the longest in franchise postseason history.

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