How to Watch San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers Divisional Playoff Game

The NFL moves into the divisional round playoffs with the top seed from each conference hosting games on Saturday, and the No. 2 seeds from each conference hosting games on Sunday.

The AFC's top seed, the Tennessee Titans, host the No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bengals in the afternoon game. The Green Bay Packers, who are the NFC's top seed, will host the San Francisco 49ers Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

The 49ers knocked off the Dallas Cowboys in the wild card round last weekend while the Packers had a first-round bye.

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 37-10 to win the game at Lambeau Field on January 02, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Packers are led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who's a leading candidate to win another MVP award. He's got an arsenal of weapons, with receiver Davante Adams leading the way. The Packers will also have the Lambeau fans behind them.

The 49ers went to Texas and took an early lead over the Cowboys and held off the home team on a wild finish. The 49ers needed a win in Week 18 of the regular season to just get into the playoffs. They have a strong defense, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been steady over the last few weeks. Garappolo was third in the NFL with a 103.2 passer rating in weeks 9-18.

Temperatures will be frigid Saturday night in Green Bay with 11 degrees at kickoff and a wind chill below zero.

The winner of this game advances to the NFC Championship on January 30 to face the winner of the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who play Sunday afternoon in Tampa.

Here's everything to know about the 49ers-Packers game on Saturday night.

San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 8:15 p.m. ET
Lambeau Field • Green Bay, Wisconsin

Records: San Francisco (11-7); Green Bay (13-4)

Referee: Ronald Torbert

TV: FOX/FOX Deportes (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Tom Rinaldi)
National Radio: Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Ben Leber)
SIRIUS: 82 (SF), 81 (GB), 88 (National)
XM: 225 (SF), 226 (GB), 88 (National)
SXM App: 827 (SF), 811 (GB)

Favorite: Green Bay (-6) — According to FanDuel
Over/Under: 47

Weather: 11 degrees at kickoff, light winds, 40% chance of snow

All-time head-to-head: Packers lead, 34-28-1
Playoffs head-to-head: Series tied at 4-4

All-time playoff records: 49ers (33-21, .611); Packers (36-24, .600)

Last postseason game:
San Francisco — Won, 23-16, at Dallas (1/16/22)
Green Bay — Lost, 31-26, vs Tampa Bay (1/24/21)

Quick Hits

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs just one more touchdown pass to have the second-most playoff TD passes in history, surpassing Joe Montana on that list.

Rodgers led the NFL with a 111.9 passer rating this season, becoming the fourth signal caller since 1970 to lead league in passer rating in four or more seasons. Rodgers passed for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2021, making him the fifth quarterback ever with 8-plus seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes.

San Francisco rookie running back Elijah Mithcell had five regular season games with 100-plus rushing yards, which led all rookies. Mitchell rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown in last weekend's playoff win over Dallas.

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel ranked third in the NFL this season with 1,770 scrimmage yards.

Green Bay receiver Davante Adams was second in the league in catches (123), third in receiving yards (1,553) and fifth in receiving touchdowns (11) in 2021. He became fourth player in history with 110-plus catches and 1,300-plus receiving yards in three different seasons.

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