The 49ers are 1-4 against the Packers in the playoffs. Take a look:
JAN. 6, 1996 | Packers 27, 49ers 17
The emerging Packers, fresh off their first division title since 1972, beat the odds (9 1/2-point underdogs) and the defending Super Bowl champions in a divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. Brett Favre tossed two touchdown passes, and the Packers held the 49ers to 87 rushing yards, 77 by quarterback Steve Young. He attempted a playoff-record 65 passes but was intercepted twice with no touchdowns.
JAN. 4, 1997 | Packers 35, 49ers 14
Only cheesehead Packers fans could appreciate these bone-chilling elements at Lambeau Field in a divisional playoff game: 33-degree temperature, 20-mph winds and steady rain that made for a mosh pit. Green Bay bolted to a 21-0 lead in downing the 49ers for the third time (two postseason games and one regular-season contest) in one year. Edgar Bennett rushed for two touchdowns, and Desmond Howard scored on a 71-yard punt return. Backup quarterback Elvis Grbac replaced an injured Young before the Packers pulled away. Green Bay went on to win Super Bowl XXXI, defeating New England 35-21.
JAN. 11, 1998 | Packers 23, 49ers 10
With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, Green Bay beat the 49ers for the third successive postseason, this time in the rain at Candlestick. Favre hit Antonio Freeman for a touchdown, Dorsey Levens rushed for 114 yards and a score, and the 49ers managed only a field goal and a 95-yard kickoff return for a score by Chuck Levy. The Packers lost to Denver in the Super Bowl 31-24.
JAN. 3, 1999 | 49ers 30, Packers 27
In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the teams, the 49ers finally broke through in dramatic fashion. Favre found Freeman for a touchdown with 1:56 left to play, and Young countered with a drive that culminated in a touchdown strike to a well-covered Terrell Owens with three seconds remaining. During the game-winning drive, Jerry Rice was ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble a play that helped reinstitute instant replay, starting in the 1999 season.
JAN. 13, 2002 | Packers 25, 49ers 15
With Green Bay trailing 7-6 at halftime of a wild-card game in which the temperature was 28 degrees at kickoff at Lambeau Field, Favre rallied the Packers to 19 second-half points with 226 passing yards and one touchdown. Green Bay led 18-15 in the fourth when Favre directed the Packers on a 93-yard, eight-play drive capped by Ahman Green's nine-yard touchdown run. Jeff Garcia set up the game-winning drive by throwing an interception deep in Packers territory with five minutes to play.