Down 27-21 late in the fourth quarter but driving to win the game Sunday night at Levi's Stadium, the 49ers had two objectives: score and leave Aaron Rodgers no time to break their heart.
They accomplished the first, as Jimmy Garoppolo hit Kyle Juszczyk for a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 28-27 lead. However, they left 37 ticks on the clock for the Green Bay Packers star quarterback to do his thing.
And that he did.
With no timeouts, Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 25-yard gain to get out to the 50-yard line. Two plays later, he hit Adams for 17 more yards to set up Mason Crosby for a 51-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining. Crosby split the uprights to give the Packers a 30-28 win at Levi's Stadium.
After the game, Packers receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard took to Twitter to mock the 49ers for leaving No. 12 any time to come back.
With three timeouts remaining, the 49ers could have managed the clock better with Rodgers on the other sideline. Garoppolo snapped the ball with 12 seconds left on the play clock before hitting Juszczyk, and the 49ers moved too quickly throughout their final drive, setting Rodgers up to rip their hearts out.
An act the reigning NFL MVP was all too happy to perform. And it only took him two throws.