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Niners edge Packers in last-gasp thriller


Green Bay and quarterback Rodgers came alive in the second quarter, with the Packers taking a 7-6 lead before San Francisco responded with Gore’s 10-yard touchdown run that helped them carry a 13-10 lead into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, the offenses heated up.

The Packers broke through with a big play when they went for a fourth-and-two from the 49er 30-yard line.

Rodgers dropped back and looked about to be sacked, before pulling away and rolling right to find receiver Randall Cobb for a 26-yard gain, setting fullback John Kuhn up for a one-yard touchdown plunge for a 17-13 lead.

A 28-yard strike from Kaepernick to tight end Vernon Davis put the Niners back in front 20-17, before Green Bay’s field goal tied it after San Francisco’s defense held firm from a first-and-goal from the nine.

Michael Crabtree was the workhorse receiver for the 49ers, catching eight passes for 125 yards.

Jordy Nelson paced the Packers with seven receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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