Another week, another chance for the 49ers to prove their gaudy record is for real.
San Francisco (9-1) faces the Packers (8-2) in Week 12’s Sunday night game, two weeks after dropping a Monday night game to the Seahawks. That result makes games such as this one crucial to the NFC West race.
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Green Bay also suddenly finds itself in a tight divisional race. The Vikings opened the year 2-2 but have won six of their last seven games and now sit just a game behind the first-place Packers in the NFC North.
This is the start of a grueling three-game stretch for the 49ers that also includes games against the 8-2 Ravens and 9-2 Saints. Both of those games are on the road, adding to the importance of coming away with a win at home Sunday night.
Sporting News is tracking live scores, updates and highlights from the intriguing Week 12 “Sunday Night Football” game between the 49ers and Packers. Follow along below. (All times Eastern).
Packers vs. 49ers score
Packers vs. 49ers: Live updates, highlights
10:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. San Francisco got a turnover on downs, and took 6:31 off the clock going 69 yards. Raheem Mostert, on the eighth run play of the drive, scores from 15 yards out. 49ers 37, Packers 8.
End third quarter: 49ers 30, Packers 8
10:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. Well, that’s a good way to answer a touchdown. Garoppolo hits an extremely open George Kittle over the middle for a 61-yard score. 49ers 30, Packers 8.
10:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Green Bay gets on the board, but it takes more than 8 minutes. A couple of 49ers penalties late extended the drive, and Davonte Adams eventually scores from a couple of yards out. He catches the 2-point conversion, too. 49ers 23, Packers 8.
10:08 p.m.: San Francisco starts the second half with the ball.
Halftime: 49ers 23, Packers 0
9:53 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. A 48-yard field goal from Chase McLaughlin sends us to halftime. An utterly dominant performance from San Francisco. 49ers 23, Packers 0.
9:52 p.m.: San Francisco sacks Rodgers for the third time, and now the 49ers have enough time to try to add onto the lead.
9:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. The Packers punt it away at the 2-minute warning, and Deebo Samuel makes them pay with a 42-yard catch-and-run three plays later. San Francisco blows it wide open, but Green Bay has about a minute left to try to answer. 49ers 20, Packers 0.
9:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. San Francisco stalls again in the red zone but widens the lead. At this point, 13 points seems like a tough ask for the Packers. 49ers 13, Packers 0.
9:34 p.m.: Bulaga won’t return, which is very bad news as Green Bay tries to deal with San Francisco’s vaunted pass rush.
9:31 p.m.: Unsurprisingly, the Packers can’t take advantage of the second chance granted by the penalty. Though had Matt LaFleur challenged a long incompletion to Jimmy Graham, it may have been overturned to a catch.
9:24 p.m.: San Francisco’s defense is absolutely smothering the Packers, but a personal foul penalty on a third-and-35(!) stop will extend Green Bay’s drive.
End first quarter: 49ers 10, Packers 0
8:56 p.m.: Would be a significant loss for the Packers offensive line.
8:54 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ers. Green Bay is losing the field position battle early, and it’s hurting. San Francisco takes over at its own 49 and gets to the 11 before settling for a field goal. 49ers 10, Packers 0.
8:41 p.m.: The teams trade punts.
8:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ers. Wasting no time, Tevin Coleman scores from 2 yards out and takes advantage of the (very) short field. 49ers 7, Packers 0.
If San Francisco continues to have an average starting field position inside GB’s 5, Jimmy Garoppolo will probably have a pretty easy night.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) November 25, 2019
8:28 p.m.: STRIP SACK, 49ers. San Francisco brings an extra rusher on third-and-10, and Fred Warner gets to Aaron Rodgers. The ball comes out, and Joey Bosa falls on it at the 2-yard line. The 49ers are on the doorstep early.
8:23 p.m.: The Packers open with the ball on the 25 following a touchdback.
8:08 p.m.: Your inactives. Notable, though not super surprising, that 49ers TE George Kittle is not among them.
With only 52 players on the roster, only 6 inactive #Packers vs. 49ers. Here they are:
11 WR Ryan Grant
22 RB Dexter Williams
25 S Will Redmond
29 CB Ka’dar Hollman
67 G/T Adam Pankey
87 TE Jace Sternberger
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 24, 2019
3 QB C.J. Beathard
9 K Robbie Gould
11 WR Marquise Goodwin
22 RB Matt Breida
55 DE Dee Ford
74 OL Joe Staley
83 TE Levine Toilolo
That means George Kittle is active.
— Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) November 24, 2019