Aaron Rodgers entered Levi’s Stadium on Sunday with 25 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.
He left it with 26.
Rodgers needed just 34 seconds to get Mason Crosby into position to nail a 51-yard field goal as time expired for a 30-28 Packers victory over the 49ers.
He found Davante Adams twice on the final drive, for plays of 25 and 17 yards. The latter set up Crosby to split the uprights with his game-winning kick.
Those two completions were also the last of Adams’ 12 catches for 132 yards. Tight end George Kittle led the 49ers with seven catches for 92 yards.
Jimmy Garoppolo played well for the 49ers (2-1), going 25 of 40 for 257 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, but he also had a costly fumble late in the game.
Garoppolo’s second touchdown pass was to fullback Kyle Juszczyk with 37 seconds left, which put San Francisco up 28-27. That left enough time for Rodgers and Co.
The Niners were flagged for just four penalties, but they totaled 86 yards. Three of them were third-down pass interference calls. They also mustered just 67 rushing yards as the Packers (2-1) outgained them 353-298 for the game.
The Packers, who now sit squarely atop the NFC North, will take on the Steelers next week. The Niners, third in the NFC West, will take on divisional foe Seattle.
49ers vs. Packers score
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Final: Green Bay 30, San Francisco 28
11:31 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, PACKERS. Mason Crosby walks it off with the 51-yard field goal to win the game for the Packers, who move to 2-1 and now sit atop the NFC North standings.
11:29 p.m.: Rodgers hits Adams again, this time for 17 yards and Rodgers spikes the ball with 3 seconds left to bring out Mason Crosby for a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal.
11:27 p.m.: The Packers drive 25 yards in one play after Rodgers hits Adams in stride for 25.
11:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAN FRANCISCO. The 49ers retake the lead with 1:03 left in the game after Garoppolo finds Juszczyk for the score with 37 seconds left. San Francisco 28, Green Bay 27.
11:22 p.m.: The second straight conversion on third-and-10, this one to Samuel from the 36 to the Green Bay 24.
11:19 p.m.: On third-and-10, Garoppolo hits George Kittle for 39 yards to the Green Bay 36 and brings up the two-minute warning.
11:16 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, GREEN BAY. Crosby nails a 38-yard field goal and San Francisco takes back over from its 25 with 2:39 left and all three timeouts. Green Bay 27, San Francisco 21.
11:14 p.m.: Green Bay calls Its final timeout with 2::47 left facing third-and-4 from the San Francisco 20.
11:11 p.m.: Jimmy Garoppolo throws the ball backward on an attempt to get rid of it and avoid the sack, but because it was a backward pass, it’s a turnover and Green Bay recovers and takes over at the 38.
11:09 p.m.: The Packers get hit for another penalty and it sets up another automatic first down on the Green Bay 44.
11:07 p.m.: San Francisco gets bailed out with a roughing the passer call against Green Bay and the Niners have it at their 47 with six minutes left in the game.
11:04 p.m.: Rodgers overthrows Adams and it’s a three-and-out for the Packers, who punt it from their 25. San Francisco takes over at its 26.
11:02 p.m.: On third-and-10, with 7:36 left in the game, Green Bay takes its second timeout, though Adams retakes the field.
10:59 p.m.: Green Bay’s first play after the touchdown is an attempted heave to Adams, who drops it amid heavy contact but took a hit to the head and he’s down on the turf.
10:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAN FRANCISCO. Running back Trey Sermon leaps into the endzone for the touchdown to cap off a 9-play, 81-yard drive that took 5:39. Green Bay 24, San Francisco 21.
10:52 p.m.: Trey Lance re-enters and on second-and-goal from the Green Bay 3, the Packers get hit for a holding play and it resets the downs.
10:50 p.m.: Garoppolo hits the fullback Juszczyk for the first down on a slant route inside the redzone.
10:48 p.m.: The ruling on the field stands as a completion and Green Bay is charged a timeout. First-and-10 for San Francisco from the Green Bay 34.
10:45 p.m.: Green Bay is challenging a completed catch from Mohamed Sanu.
10:44 p.m.: Green Bay hits for a pass interference on third-and-14 and San Francisco is gifted great field position after the 35-yard penalty.
10:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, GREEN BAY. Rodgers makes Valdes-Scantling leap for it but he comes down easily with the touchdown at the 13:27 mark in the game. Green Bay 24, San Francisco 14.
End third quarter: Green Bay 17, San Francisco 14
10:33 p.m.: The Niners get hit for their fourth penalty and puts them up over 90 penalty yards and Aaron Jones takes it 11 yards to the Green Bay 19 to end the quarter.
10:30 p.m.: AJ Dillon has been the go-to back here in the third and the clock ticks down in the quarter and sets up third-and-2.
10:28 p.m.: Davante Adams gets his ninth catch of the night with just over four minutes let in the third and sets up second-and-1 before AJ Dillon takes it for a first down.
10:23 p.m.: On third-and-3 from their 35, Garoppolo gets hit as he throws and it brings up fourth-and-3 and the Niners will punt it away. Green Bay takes over at its own 14.
10:19 p.m.: The Packers go three-and-out as Rodgers tries to hit Adams but it comes up just incomplete. Packers punt it away on fourth-and-1 from their own 31. San Fran takes it over at its own 29.
10:18 p.m.: The Packers take over at their own 23 following the kickoff after San Francisco’s touchdown.
10:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAN FRANCISCO. Garoppolo finds Brandon Aiyuk for the 8-yard touchdown and the Niners are creeping back. Green Bay 17, San Francisco 14.
10:11 p.m.: It’s third-and-8 on the Green Bay 24 for the Niners and Deebo Samuel comes down with it inside the 10.
10:08 p.m.: Deebo Samuel picks up 19 yards and Trey Sermon follows it up with a 16 yard run to the Green Bay 36.
10:07 p.m.: The Niners pick up the first down on a QB sneak by Kyle Juszczyk.
10:04 p.m.: The second half is underway as Cannon returns it to the 17 and the Niners take over and look to continue their momentum.
Halftime: Green Bay 17, San Francisco 7
9:59 p.m.: Some halftime stats: Green Bay has outgained San Francisco 223-99 and has 13 first downs compared to San Francisco’s eight.
Both teams have been penalized three times, but the Niners’ have been hit for 62 yards, which has helped Green Bay sustain drives and keep them alive.
The Niners also have just 15 rushing yards in the first half so far.
9:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, SAN FRANCISCO. Trey Lance comes in for Garoppolo on third-and-goal from the 1 and thanks to some nice blocking, takes an outside run for a touchdown to end the half. Green Bay 17, San Francisco 7.
9:42 p.m.: Garoppolo hits Mohamed Sanu for a big first down with 29 seconds left and the Niners call a timeout. First-and-10 from the Packers’ 11.
9:41 p.m.: Trenton Cannon returns it 68 yards from the goal line to the Packers’ 32 and in great position to score before the half.
9:34 p.m: TOUCHDOWN, GREEN BAY. Facing second-and-goal from the 49ers’ 3, Aaron Jones takes it in for the score to cap off a 5-play, 85 yard drive. Green Bay 17, San Francisco 0 with 1:02 left in the first half.
9:30 p.m.: Adams hauls in his sixth catch of the game and Green Bay is on the San Francisco 29 at the 2:00 mark of the first half.
9:26 p.m.: On third-and-6 from the Green Bay 17, Rodgers heaves it downfield looking for Adams, but the Packers get bailed out on a defensive pass interference.
9:22 p.m.: On third-and-1, the Niners can’t convert and will punt it away on fourth-and-6 after a delay of game. They punt it away from their own 46 and Green Bay takes over at its 13.
9:18 p.m.: Garoppolo is sacked on first down for a loss of 7. Niners driven back to their 35, facing second-and-17.
9:14 p.m.: The Niners get a first down on a nice catch from Deebo Samuel.
9:11 p.m.: An injury timeout on the field and San Francisco is facing third-and-4 from its own 10.
9:07 p.m.: Rodgers’ pass falls incomplete, his first of the night. Packers turn it over on downs and the Niners take over from their own 3.
9:06 p.m.: Rodgers is 12-for-12 and hits Aaron Jones who tries to turn on the jets outside but comes up short. Green Bay is going for it on fourth-and-1 from the San Francisco 3.
9:01 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, GREEN BAY. Garoppolo tries to find George Kittle in stride down field, but Jaire Alexander picks it off and Green Bay takes over at the San Francisco 42.
8:58 p.m.: On third-and-8, the pocket collapses and Rodgers is dropped for a sack at the 34-yard line. Green Bay punts it on fourth-and-16 from their 35 and the Niners take over at their 14.
End first quarter: Packers 10, 49ers 0
8:56 p.m.: Green Bay’s marching and they’ve been helped thanks to a defensive pass interference penalty. It’s second-and-8 for the Packers from their 41 to end the first quarter.
8:48 p.m.: San Francisco’s second drive is the same as its first — three-and-out. The Niners punt it away from their 34 on fourth-and-1 and Green Bay takes over at its own 10.
8:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. It’s Rodgers to Adams for a yard, but it’s a big yard as Adams was wide open in the endzone and put the Packers up two scores. Green Bay 10, San Francisco 0 with 3:19 left in the first.
8:42 p.m.: Rodgers hits Davante Adams near the goal line. He’s 8-8 with 126 yards in just the first quarter.
8:39 p.m.: Rodgers airs It out again, this time to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and the Packers are in the red zone early.
8:35 p.m.: The Niners go three-and-out for their first drive of the game. Punt it from their own 41 for a touchback. Green Bay’s second drive begins at its own 25.
8:33 p.m.: The 49ers are depleted in their running back room so unsurprisingly, their first few plays have been passes, and it seems to be working.
8:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, PACKERS. Green Bay has the first points of the game, even if they came after the drive stalled and a costly penalty. Crosby knocks it through for 54 yards and it’s Green Bay 3, San Francisco 0.
8:26 p.m.: After a facemask penalty against the Packers and a failed play on second down, they’re looking at third-and-33 from the 49ers’ 38 to set up fourth down.
8:24 p.m.: On third-and-3, Rodgers drops back and throws it, hitting Allen Lazard 42 yards in stride and putting Green Bay near the redzone.
8:22 p.m.: The Niners win the toss and defer. Green Bay takes over at its own 25 after the touchback.
8:22 p.m.: Former team captain offensive tackle Joe Staley sounds the fog horn at Levi’s Stadium to welcome the Niners fans back.
49ers vs. Packers start time
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 26
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Packers are expected to kick off their matchup at around 8:20 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
NBC will carry the matchup between the Packers and 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Al Michaels will be on play-by-play with Cris Collinsworth providing analysis. Michele Tafoya will be reporting from the sidelines.
Coverage of this broadcast will be on NBC, with the option to stream from either Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial .
49ers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Colts||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 15||vs. Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|11||Nov. 21||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 23||at Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Texans||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Packers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 20||vs. Lions||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|3||Sept. 26||at 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 28||at Cardinals||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL/Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Sehawks||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. L.A. Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19||at Ravens||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 25||vs. Browns||3:30 p.m. ET||NFL/Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thu.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|