49ers vs. Packers: Golden playoff rivalry packed with drama

The Niners and Packers meet for the 10th time in postseason play this upcoming weekend.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens (81)
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49ers vs. Packers history in NFL playoffs (2010s)

The tide fully turned in favor of San Francisco during the 2010s when quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a one-time die-hard 49ers fan as a kid, took over from Brett Favre under center for Green Bay.

For whatever the reasons and despite his success elsewhere, Rodgers could never find a way to beat his boyhood team in the postseason.

2012 Divisional Round: 49ers 45, Packers 31

San Francisco's quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, would establish a single-game rushing record of 181 yards in his playoff debut.

He also threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a game he absolutely dominated versus Green Bay.

This would also be the final postseason game played between these two playoff rivals at Candlestick Park.

2013 Wild Card Round: 49ers 23, Packers 20

Kaepernick would put on another offensive clinic a year later when the Niners visited a frigid Lambeau Field and came away with a shocking upset over Rodgers and Co.

Meanwhile, Kap threw for 227 yards and rushed for another 98, as his favorite target in the game was wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who had eight receptions for 125 yards.

This contest would mark the first time that the 49ers won at Green Bay during the playoffs ever, although the best memory might have been head coach Jim Harbaugh wearing more khaki pants than ever thought humanly possible.

San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

2019 NFC Championship: 49ers 37, Packers 20

Aside from Rodgers, most of the faces were gone by the time the next Niners-Packers postseason game commenced in the wake of the 2019 season.

In what was head coach Kyle Shanahan's first trip into the playoffs, San Francisco absolutely walloped Green Bay with one of the strongest rushing performances ever seen.

The 49ers carried a 27-0 lead going into halftime, and kicker Robbie Gould would have three field goals in the contest, including a 54-yarder in the first quarter.

The standout player in this game, though, would be 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. He would rush for 220 yards and tally four touchdowns, outscoring Green Bay alone.