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Key stats from the 49ers’ 34-31 NFC Championship Game win vs. the Lions

Jan 28, 2024 at 10:43 PM--

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The San Francisco 49ers advanced to Super Bowl 58 after a 34-31 NFC Championship Game win over the Detroit Lions at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Below are several statistics and notes from Sunday's game, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

With The Win...

  • The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in franchise history and the first time since the 2019 season. The 49ers eight trips to the Super Bowl are tied for the 2nd-most in NFL history (NE – 11; Dal. – 8; Den. – 8; Pit. – 8).
  • The 49ers improved to 8-11 in NFC Championship Games, including a 6-5 mark at home.
  • The 49ers improved to 40-28-1 overall against the Detroit Lions, including a 2-1 record in the postseason.
  • The 49ers have won 38 playoff games, the most in NFL history.
  • Head coach Kyle Shanahan improved to 8-3 as head coach of the 49ers in the postseason, including a 1-0 record against Detroit.


  • The 49ers overcame a 17-point deficit vs. Det. (1/28/24 – NFC-C), marking the team's largest comeback victory in an NFC Championship Game since they overcame a 17-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2012 season at Atl. (1/20/13 – NFC-C).
  • The 49ers also became the first team in NFL history to be down 17-or-more points at halftime of a Championship Game and come back to win the game.

Brock Purdy

  • QB Brock Purdy completed 20 of his 31 passing atts. for 267 yds. and 1 TD with a passer rating of 89.0 to go along with 5 carries for a playoff career-high 48 rushing yds. His passing TD marked the 5th of his playoff career.
  • With the win today, Purdy, who registered 2 playoff wins as a rookie, became the 4th QB in NFL history to win at least 4 playoff games in his first two career seasons.


Rank Player Team Games
1. QB Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers 5
2t. QB Brock Purdy San Francisco 49ers 4
QB Mark Sanchez New York Jets 4
QB Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks 4

Christian McCaffrey

  • RB Christian McCaffrey registered 20 carries for a team-high 90 yds. and 2 TDs on the ground to go along with 4 recepts. for 42 yds. through the air.
  • Today's game marked the 6th playoff game of McCaffrey's career. With 132 yds. from scrimmage and 2 TDs on the evening, McCaffrey became the 3rd player in NFL history to register 50-or-more yds. from scrimmage and 1-or-more TDs in each of their first 6 career playoff games.


Player Team(s) Games
RB Marcus Allen L.A Raiders 7
RB Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 7
RB Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers/San Francisco 49ers 6

  • McCaffrey has scored 1-or-more TDs in each of his 5 playoff games as a member of the 49ers, which is the most consecutive playoff games with 1-or-more TDs by any player in franchise history.


Rank Player Games
1. RB Christian McCaffrey 5
2t. RB Frank Gore 4
WR John Taylor 4
WR Jerry Rice 4
WR Freddie Solomon 4

  • With 2 rushing TDs last week vs. GB (1/2024 – NFC-D) and 2 rushing TDs on the evening, McCaffrey became the first 49ers RB in franchise history to register 2-or-more rushing TDs in consecutive playoff games.

Elijah Mitchell

  • RB Elijah Mitchell registered 4 carries for 7 yds., including a 3-yd. TD, marking the 2nd touchdown of his playoff career.

Brandon Aiyuk

  • WR Brandon Aiyuk registered 3 recepts. for 68 yds. and 1 TD. His TD recept. marked the first of his playoff career.

Deebo Samuel

  • WR Deebo Samuel registered a playoff career-high 8 recepts. for a team-high 89 yds.

Fred Warner

  • LB Fred Warner registered a team-high and playoff career-high 13 tackles on the evening, giving him 84 tackles in his playoff career.
  • Warner's 84 tackles in the playoffs are the most in franchise history.


Rank Player Tackles
1. LB Fred Warner 84
2. LB NaVorro Bowman 78
3. LB Ken Norton 73
4. LB Patrick Willis 71
5. LB Dre Greenlaw 69

Nick Bosa

  • DL Nick Bosa registered 3 tackles and 2.0 sacks of Lions QB Jared Goff, giving him 10.0 sacks in his playoff career, which is the most sacks by a member of the 49ers in the playoffs in franchise history.


Rank Player Sacks
1. DL Nick Bosa 10.0
2. DL Charles Haley 7.5
3. DL Arik Armstead 7.0
4t. DL Dwaine Board 6.5
LB Ahmad Brooks 6.5
DL Tim Harris 6.5

  • Bosa's 2.0 sacks of Goff marked the 3rd time in his career that he has recorded 2.0-or-more sacks in a playoff game [2.0 sacks vs. Min. (1/11/20 – NFC-D); 2.0 sacks at GB (1/22/22 – NFC-D)].

Tashaun Gipson Sr.

  • S Tashaun Gipson Sr. registered 6 tackles and 1 FF on the evening, marking the 2nd FF of his playoff career.

Arik Armstead

  • DL Arik Armstead tallied 2 tackles and 1 FR on the evening, marking the first FR of his playoff career.

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