GREEN BAY — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ wild card playoff game against the Packers. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
4:01 The Packers are going for it on fourth-and-2 from the 30.
4:02 It looks like Rodgers is getting sacked but somehow he escapes and completes a 26-yard pass to Cobb. First-and-goal at the 4.
4:03 Eddie Lacy gains 3 yards on first and goal and David Bakhtiari is down. Second-and-goal at the 49ers’ 1 when play resumes.
4:05 Kuhn runs up the middle for a touchdown on second-and-goal from the 1. 17-13 Packers with 12:06 left. They ran the ball 9 times on that drive. They’ve run the ball 26 times in this game.
4:09 James returns the kick 37 yards to the 49ers’ 37. Great return.
4:10 Gore gains 7 yards on first down and House knocks away a deep pass to Davis on second down. Third-and-3 and Kaepernick scrambles for 24.
4:12 Next play, House is flagged for holding Crabtree. First-and-10 at the Packers’ 28. House is down but he walks off the field by himself. Bakhtiari is being evaluated for a concussion.
4:15 Davis runs a seam and Kaepernick hits him for a touchdown. 20-17 Niners with 10:31 left.
4:18 Dawson squibs the kick and Bell returns it to the Packers’ 33.
4:23 Perrish Cox blitzes on third-and-5, sprints at Rodgers and whiffs. If Cox had broken down, he would have sacked Rodgers. Instead, Rodgers completes a 25-yard pass to Cobb. First-and-goal at the 9 and the Packers use their first timeout of the second half to avoid a Delay penalty.
4:27 Rodgers scrambles up the middle for 2 yards on third-and-goal from the 8. Mason Crosby makes the 24-yard field goal. 20-20 with 5:06 left.
4:30 The ball bounces through the end zone. Touchback.
4:35 Kaepernick completes a 17-yard pass to Crabtree on third-and-10. A few plays later, Kaepernick completes an 11-yard pass to Gore. First-and-10 at the Packers’ 40 after the two-minute warning. Mycah Hide dropped an interception at the 49ers’ 40 earlier in this drive.
4:39 Kaepernick scrambles for 11 yards on third-and-8. First-and-10 at the Packers’ 27 with 1:07 left.
4:40 Gore runs up the middle for five yards and the Packers call timeout with 1:02 left. Second-and-5 at the Packers’ 22.
4:41 Gore gains 2 yards and the Packers’ take their last timeout. Third-and-3 at the 20.
4:43 Gore runs up the middle for 3 yards and a first down at the 17. 38 seconds left.
4:44 The 49ers take their last timeout with 3 seconds left. Dawson will try a 33-yard field goal.
4:45 It’s good. 49ers win 23-20. Back at you shortly.