49ers to officially host Lions in 2024 NFC Championship game

The Niners have made it to a conference championship game more than any other team in NFL history.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) / Michael Owens/GettyImages

The 49ers won a thriller over the Packers in the divisional round, and now they'll host the NFC Championship game hoping to make it to the Super Bowl.

The San Francisco 49ers can officially begin their preparations for the NFC Championship game.

Their opponent will be the Detroit Lions, who were also victorious during the divisional round of the playoffs after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a day after the Niners won a 24-21 come-from-behind thriller over the surging Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

San Francisco's all-time record against Detroit, winner of the NFC North and the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff picture, is 39-28-1.

The winner of this upcoming NFC Championship game will represent the conference in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Nevada.

When and where is the 2024 NFC Championship game?

The 2024 NFC Championship game will be on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The 49ers secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after clinching the top seed in the NFC, which means the game will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The last time the Niners hosted an NFC Championship game was after the 2019 season, which also ended up being a victory over the Packers.

How many conference championship games have the 49ers been in?

San Francisco will appear in an NFL-record 19th conference championship game this upcoming weekend.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are second on that list with 16 conference championship appearances.

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No doubt, the 49ers having appeared in three NFC Championship games in a row, and four in the last five years, has helped the franchise reach that incredible mark.

Yet the Niners probably aren't too focused on establishing records within the conference. Their top priority will be winning the franchise's sixth Super Bowl, which will be on the table if they're able to pull off yet another victory at Levi's Stadium a week from today.

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