NFL Playoffs 2020: How to Watch Packers vs. 49ers in NFC Championship Game, Live Stream, TV Channel

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.

Last week's 28-23 win against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round was a timely reminder Aaron Rodgers is still capable of producing in clutch moments.

The veteran quarterback passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns, with two crucial third-down conversions late in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers, who has thrown at least two touchdown passes in the last sixth postseason games, was held to just 104 passing yards when the Packers lost to San Francisco in Week 12, but has two major milestones in his sight on Sunday.

He needs just two touchdowns to equal Peyton Manning's 40 playoff touchdowns—the fourth-most in NFL history—and 300 yards to become only the sixth player with 5,000 passing yards in the playoffs along with Tom Brady, Manning, Brett Favre, Joe Montana and Ben Roethlisberger.

Both records, however, matter little in the grand scheme of things, as the 36-year-old is desperate to add a second Super Bowl ring to an already Hall of Fame-worthy career.

Last week, Rodgers admitted hoisting the Lombardi Trophy aloft for the second time in his career and the first since 2009 was something he thought about every day.

"I'm 36, I know what this is all about,"he told ESPN.

"This is an important opportunity for us. I feel like I've got a lot of really good years left, but you never know."

Worryingly for the Packers, however, they have lost the last two matchups against San Francisco in the postseason—in the divisional playoffs in 2013 and in the wild-card round a year later—and their last five losses in the playoffs came against teams they had lost to in the regular season.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers shakes hands with Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers after their game at Levi's Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty

When and where is the game?

The San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, January 19.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by FOX Sports

Live stream

A live stream will be available via FOX Sports' digital platforms, the FOX Sports Go app and fuboTV.


San Francisco's first playoff appearance in six years couldn't have got off to a smoother start, as the 49ers rode their rock-solid defense to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 on home soil on Saturday afternoon.

The Packers, meanwhile, reached the NFC Championship Game for the third time in six years after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23 in Green Bay.

Series record

Green Bay leads the all-time series with 36 wins to San Francisco's 31 in 78 meetings, but was on the receiving end of a 37-8 thrashing in California in Week 12.

When it comes to the postseason, the Packers hold a 4-3 lead over the 49ers, but the latter have won the last two meetings, the most recent of which came in the 2013 wild card round.


According to Oddschecker, the 49ers are a 7.5-point favorite and are even odds to cover the spread, while the Packers are 29/10 underdogs.

The over/under line in terms of total point scored is set at 45.5.