SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) — The 49ers advance!
San Francisco defeated the Seattle Seahawks 41-23 in Saturday afternoon’s NFC Wild Card game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. In his first career playoff start, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy led the way with four total touchdowns.
- QB Brock Purdy: 18/29, 332 passing yards, 3 TD, 0 INT; 1 rushing TD
- RB Christian McCaffrey: 15 carries, 119 yards rushing
- WR Deebo Samuel: 6 catches, 133 yards, 1 TD
On defense, linebacker Dre Greenlaw recorded 11 total tackles to lead the 49ers. Defensive end Nick Bosa had one tackle for loss and recovered a fumble.
With 2:31 left in the 3rd, Seattle quarterback Geno Smith was sacked by 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu who also forced a fumble. Bosa then recovered the ball, which led to a 49ers touchdown seven plays later to make it 31-17.
The 49ers punched their ticket to next weekend’s NFC Divisional playoff game. Their opponent is TBD as they await the results of the 3-seed Vikings vs. 6-seed Giants on Sunday and the 4-seed Buccaneers vs. 5-seed Cowboys on Monday night.
As the 2-seed San Francisco will face the highest-remaining seed while the top-seeded Eagles face the lowest-remaining seed. NFC Divisional games will be next weekend; it is unknown at this time if the 49ers will play Saturday or Sunday.
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