49ers Dominate To Become NFC Champions

Heather Toole
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Monday, January 20, 2020

A focused, determined and hyped up San Francisco 49ers team took to the field, in front of a packed Levi’s stadium to win the NFC Championship. Silencing naysayers who underestimated the team of youngsters, the 49ers showed no mercy on a seasoned Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a 37 -20 victory.

The 49ers got their ticket to the Super Bowl for the seventh time in team history, thanks to Saleh’s relentless defensive line, and the hunger of Nick Bosa to be all over Rodgers from the beginning, paired with an effective offensive run game which created a 27-0 lead at halftime. Resuming play, although visibly frustrated at times, Rodgers tried to get some hope going for the Packers, however San Francisco snuffed out their hopes and sealed it with a final kiss of Sherman intercepting the ball with under a minute left in the game.

Among the many highs the 49ers had in the game, the standout factor was Raheem Mostert. Mostert, who has been cut from seven teams in his career, had 29 carries running for 220 yards resulting in 4 touch downs. After the game he stated “I never gave up on my dreams” and the 49ers are glad he didn’t. Raheem made history by being the only payer in the NFL with 150+ rush yards and 3+ rush touchdowns in a single half of a play off game.

Super Bowl-winning Mike Shanahan presented the NFC championship trophy to his son Coach Kyle Shanahan, after CEO Jed York created the historic memorable moment forgoing his primary chance at receiving the trophy and motioning for the initial pass off to be given to Kyle.  

After having a brief pause for celebration, the 49ers now focus on a game plan as they will take on the multitalented Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on February 2nd 2020 at Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami Florida.