49ers win hard-fought game versus Packers
Harbaugh and Kaepernick prepare for Packers
Jim Harbaugh (24-7 in his first two seasons as the 49ers head coach) gets ready with quarterback Colin Kaepernick before their game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in San Francisco.
Kaepernick drops back
Kaepernick looks to pass in the first quarter. Kaepernick finished with a career-high 412 yards passing, along with three touchdowns, zero interceptions, and 22 rushing yards.
Rodgers looks to pass
Aaron Rodgers begins his sixth season as the Packers starting quarterback (his record with Green Bay is 52-26). He finished Sunday's game 21-for-37 for 333 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the loss.
Kap and Davis celebrate TD
Kaepernick (left) celebrates with tight end Vernon Davis (right) after Davis' touchdown grab in the first quarter. Davis finished with six receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Cobb stretches for Packers' first TD
Wide receiver Randall Cobb sheds 49ers' cornerback Carlos Rodgers for a touchdown in the first quarter. Cobb finished with seven receptions for 108 yards.
Clay smashes Kap
On this second quarter play, Packers' outside linebacker Clay Matthews clotheslines Kaepernick as he steps out of bounds.
Matthews' hit results in sideline fight
Clay Matthews' late tackle led to both teams losing their tempers, as offsetting penalties were enforced on Clay Matthews for unnecessary roughness and 49ers' offensive linemen Joe Staley for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Boldin slips in 49ers' second TD
Newly acquired 49ers wide receiver, Anquan Boldin, caught his first touchdown pass with his new team in the second quarter. Boldin spent his last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and helped them win February's Super Bowl over San Francisco.
Finley ties it up for Packers
Green Bay tied the game up with a late first half touchdown pass from Rodgers to tight end Jermichael Finely. Finley finished with five receptions for 56 yards.
Davis hauls in second TD
Davis continued his dominance over the Packers' secondary with his second touchdown grab early in the third quarter.
Nelson knots it up for Packers
Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a touchdown pass in the third quarter to tie the game at 21. Nelson had his way with the 49ers' secondary, catching seven passes for 130 yards.
Lacy gets first TD
Packers' rookie running back Eddie Lacy scores his first career touchdown to put the Packers up 28-24 midway through the fourth quarter. Lacy would finish with 14 carries for 41 yards.
Boldin's huge debut
Boldin quickly established himself with the 49ers on Sunday, finishing with 13 receptions for 208 yards and one touchdown. It was his second-highest single-game yardage total since the first game of his career, where he had 10 receptions for 217 yards and two touchdowns as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.
Clay and Kap staredown
No love was lost between Clay Matthews and Colin Kaepernick during the game, but the 49ers quarterback would have the last laugh as his team would pull out the win late in the fourth quarter.
Gore rumbles for go-ahead touchdown
49ers running back Frank Gore finishes off a five-play 80-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run to take back the lead in the fourth quarter. He would finish with 21 carries for 44 yards.
Kap and Gore embrace, 49ers win
The 49ers beat the Packers 34-28 to start the season 1-0. Kaepernick and the offense accumulated 494 yards of total offense and zero turnovers.