49ers vs. Packers: Post-game notes from a record-setting night

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers dominated the Packers across the board on Saturday. It was an historic evening for the 49ers, as the stats show.

The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship Game on the back of one of the greatest offensive in team playoff history. They didn't match their Super Bowl point totals against the Broncos or Chargers, but they did set a single game franchise postseason record for total yards, amassing 579 total yards of offense. The previous record was 537 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX.

The game saw a variety of records fall, most notably several rushing records. Colin Kaepernick scrambled for 181 yards, which set the franchise rushing record by any player, passing Roger Craig's 135 back on January 1, 1989 vs. the Minnesota Vikings. His rushing yardage also set the record for most rushing yards in any game (regular or postseason) by an NFL quarterback.

Michael Crabtree and Frank Gore each got in on the act, as the 49ers became the first team in NFL playoff history to have two 100-yard rushers and one 100-yard receiver. Gore finished the game with 119 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Michael Crabtree hauled in 119 yards and a touchdown. It marked both player's first 100-yard game in the playoffs.

The 49ers claimed their 27th postseason victory, good for fourth most in history. The game marked the 49ers 29th home playoff game, which is tied second all-time with New York/New Jersey and Pittsburgh. Miami/South Florida holds the record of 32, and that is padded by neutral site Super Bowl games. If the Seahawks defeat the Falcons, the 49ers will move into sole possession of third place.

Here is a rundown of a variety of notable stats from the game.

With a Win...

· The 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship Game for the second year in a row, marking the first time San Francisco has reached the NFC Championship in consecutive seasons since 1992-94.

· San Francisco became the first NFC team to reach the conference finals in back-to-back years since the Philadelphia Eagles did so from 2001-04.

· It marked the Niners' 14th trip to the NFC Championship Game, which is tied for the second most conference championship game appearances in the NFL since 1970 (Pit. - 15, Dal. - 14).

Most Conference Championship Game Appearances (Since 1970)

1.

Pittsburgh Steelers

15

2t.

San Francisco 49ers

14

Dallas Cowboys

14

· The 49ers also advanced to the conference championship game for the 12th time since 1980, the most appearances in the NFL during that span.

· Head coach Jim Harbaugh became the 8th head coach in NFL history to reach the conference or league championship in each of his first 2 season.

NFL Head Coaches To Reach

Conference Champ. Or League Champ. Game

In Each Of First 2 Seasons

Coach

Years

Hunk Anderson/Luke Johnsos, Chi.*

1942-43

Paul Brown, Cle.**

1950-55

Joe Stydahar, LA Rams

1950-51

Allie Sherman, NYG

1961-63

John Madden, Oak.

1969-70

George Seifert, SF

1989-90

Barry Switzer, Dal.

1994-95

Rex Ryan, NYJ

2009-10

Jim Harbaugh, SF

2011-12

*Co-coaches who took over for George Halas 5 games into the 1942 season

**Cleveland Browns joined the NFL in 1950.

· San Francisco improved to 14-7 all-time in the NFC Divisional round. The Niners also improved to 13-3 at home in the Divisional Playoffs, including going 9-1 record in those games since 1988.

· The 49ers improved to 20-9 at home in the playoffs. The 20 wins tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most postseason home victories in NFL history.

· San Francisco improved to 27-18 (.600) all time in the playoffs. The 27 postseason wins are the 4th most in NFL history and the 49ers .600 winning percentage is t-3rd best in league history [Carolina Panthers (6-4, .600)].

NFL Playoff History:

· The 49ers became the first team in NFL history to ever have two, 100-yd. rushers [QB Colin Kaepernick (181 yds. rushing), RB Frank Gore (119 yds. rushing)] and one, 100-yd. receiver [WR Michael Crabtree (119 yds. receiving)] in a playoff game in NFL history.

Most Yards in Franchise History:

· San Francisco amassed 579 total yds. of offense (323 rushing and 256 passing), setting a new single-game postseason franchise record. The previous record was 537 yds. (211 rushing and 326 passing) vs. Miami in Super Bowl XIX.

Franchise Rushing Record:

· The 49ers rushed for 323 yds. on the night, setting the franchise single-game postseason rushing record. The previous mark was 211 yds. rushing vs. Miami in Super Bowl XIX.

Putting up the Points:

· The 49ers amassed 45 points, the 3rd most points by San Francisco in franchise postseason history.

Most Points In A Game In Franchise Postseason History

Rank

Opponent

Date

Points

1.

vs. Denver

1/28/1990

55

2.

vs. San Diego

1/29/1995

49

3.

vs. Green Bay

1/12/2013

45

4t.

vs. New York Giants

1/15/1995

44

vs. Chicago

1/7/1995

44

Kapping off the Night:

· In his first career postseason start, QB Colin Kaepernick set the NFL single-game record with 181 yds. rushing and 2 TDs on 16 carries. He also completed 17 of 31 atts., for 263 yds., 2 TDs and 1 INT.

· Kaepernick's 56-yd. TD run marked the longest run by a QB in franchise postseason history and the 3rd longest overall.

Most Rushing Yds. By A Quarterback In NFL Regular Season & Postseason History

Rank

Player

Date

Opponent

Rushing Yds.

1.

Colin Kaepernick, SF

1/12/2013

vs. Green Bay

181

2.

Michael Vick, Atl.

12/1/2002

at Minnesota

173

3.

Michael Vick, Atl.

11/26/2006

vs. New Orleans

166

4.

Tobin Rote, GB

11/18/1951

at Chicago

150

5.

Michael Vick, Atl.

12/7/2003

vs. Carolina

141

Most Rushing Yds. By A Quarterback In NFL Postseason History

Rank

Player

Date

Opponent

Rushing Yds.

1.

Colin Kaepernick, SF

1/12/2013

vs. Green Bay

181

2.

Michael Vick, Atl.

1/15/2005

vs. St. Louis

119

3.

Donovan McNabb, Phi.

1/11/2004

vs. Green Bay

107

4.

Otto Graham, Cle.

12/24/1950

vs. LA Rams

99

5.

Steve McNair, Ten.

1/23/2000

at Jacksonville

91

Most Rushing Yds. In Franchise Postseason History

Rank

Player

Date

Opponent

Rushing Yds.

1.

Colin Kaepernick

1/12/2013

vs. Green Bay

181

2.

Roger Craig

1/1/1989

vs. Minnesota

135

3.

Garrison Hearst

1/3/1999

vs. Green Bay

128

4.

Roger Craig

1/6/1990

vs. Minnesota

125

5.

Terry Kirby

1/3/1998

vs. Minnesota

120

Youngest to Start in Franchise History:

· QB Colin Kaepernick became the youngest 49ers starting QB to make his playoff debut (25 years, 2 months, 9 days). QB Joe Montana was previously the youngest, who started his first playoff game when he was 25 years, 6 months and 23 days old.

Mr. Reliable:

· RB Frank Gore notched his first career 100-yd. game in the postseason, rushing for 119 yds. and 1 TD on 23 carries.

Crabtree Shines under the Lights:

· WR Michael Crabtree led the team with 9 recepts. for 119 yds. and 2 TDs. This marked his first career multi-TD performance and first-career 100-yd. game in the postseason.

Vernon Sets Tight End Record:

· In 3 career postseason games, TE Vernon Davis has amassed 336 rec. yds., marking the most by a tight end in his first 3 playoff games in NFL history. The previous mark of 305 rec. yds. was held by Phi. TE Keith Jackson (1988-90).

Takeaways Turned Into Points:

· S C.J. Spillman recovered a muffed punt by Packers WR Jeremy Ross on the Packers 9-yd. line. The takeaway led to a 12-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick to WR Michael Crabtree.

· CB Tarell Brown picked off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, marking his 2nd career postseason INT. He returned the INT 39 yds. to the Packers 48-yd. line. The takeaway led to a 20-yd. TD pass from Kaepernick to Crabtree.

Willis Applies the Pressure:

· LB Patrick Willis brought down Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for his 2nd career postseason sack. According to the game book, Willis notched 7 tackles, ranking t-1st on the team with S Dashon Goldson.

Climbing the Charts:

· With 1 FG and 6 PATs vs. GB, K David Akers now has 160 career points in the postseason, the 2nd most in NFL history.

Most Career Postseason Points, NFL History

Player

Points

1.

Adam Vinateri, NE/Ind.

196

2.

David Akers, Phi./SF

160

3.

Gary Anderson, Pit./Phi./SF/Min./Ten.

153

· Akers has also now scored a point in all 23 playoff games he has played in, the 2nd longest streak in NFL history.

Most Consecutive Games Scoring

Player

Years

Games

1.

Adam Vinateri, NE/Ind.

1996-Present

25

2.

David Akers, Phi./SF

2006-Present

23

3.

George Blanda, Chi./Oak.

1956-75

19

· Akers now has 36 made fields goals on 43 attempts in his playoffs career. Both are the 2nd most in league history [Adam Vinateri (48 FGM - 58 FGA)].

Host with the Most:

· The 49ers NFC Divisional game vs. GB marked the franchises 29th home playoff game. The 29 NFL playoff games played in San Francisco is t-2nd most for any city hosting NFL playoff games in league history, including Super Bowls (Miami/South Florida - 32)

Cities Hosting the Most NFL Playoff Games

City

Games

1.

Miami/South Florida

32

2t.

San Francisco

29

New York/New Jersey

29

Pittsburgh

29

5.

Dallas/North Texas

28

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