49ers Last 5 Playoff Games
Learning from the past
Does the combination of Harbaugh and Kaepernick have a playoff win in them? Maybe two? Maybe a ring? Who knows. What we do know is that the Niners are 2-3 in their last five playoff games and this is how they went down.
2012 NFC Championship: Giants 20, 49ers 17 (OT)
Lawrence Tynes nailed a 31-yard field goal in overtime to end the game after David Akers had tied it with a 25-yarder towards the end of regulation. Eli Manning was 32-of-58 for 316 yards, while Vernon Davis caught three balls for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
2012 Divisional Round: 49ers 36, Saints 32
The Niners turned the Saints over five times, including two interceptions off Drew Brees, to oust New Orleans. Alex Smith, who went 24-for-42 for 299 yards and three scores, threw his final touchdown to Vernon Davis with 14 seconds left in the game. The play marked Davis' second TD of the game and sent San Francisco to the conference title game.
2003 Divisional Round: Buccaneers 31, 49ers 6
The top-ranked Bucs defense forced four turnovers while holding the Niners offense to just 228 total yards. Brad Johnson threw for two touchdowns and Mike Alstott ran for two more to lead Tampa Bay to the NFC Championship game.
2003 Wild Card Weekend: 49ers 39, Giants 38
Kerry Collins and Jeff Garcia combined to throw for 673 yards and seven touchdowns in this shootout. The 49ers rattled off 25 unanswered points in the second half to advance to the Divisional Round, and as you may remember, the Giants' botched field-goal snap at the end of regulation made for one of the wildest finishes in recent playoff history.
2002 Wild Card Weekend: Packers 25, 49ers 15
In a meeting of the two biggest non-divisional rivals in football, Brett Favre threw two touchdowns to lead the Packers over the Niners at Lambeau Field. Despite a wind chill below 15 degrees, Favre threw for 269 yards and Ahman Green rushed for 89 more to eliminate San Francisco from advancing.