It was a raining night in Santa Clara, California. The villain Green Bay Packers are leading the beloved San Francisco 49ers by four-points with just minutes left in the NFC Divisional game.
Packers quarterback Jordan Love is slithering his way through the 49ers defense, stunning them left and right.
The Niners need a hero.
Send the Dre Greenlaw signal into the sky, and “haza!” All of San Francisco and the Bay Area are saved from Packers.
I’m sure the late Stan Lee could write a better hero story than myself, but the 49ers linebacker couldn’t have written a better ending.
When the 49ers were down 21-14 with two minutes left in the third quarter, Love threw a high ball to tight end Tucker Kraft which he tipped and Greenlaw picked:
This interception turned into a field goal by rookie kicker Jake Moody, which closed the gap to within four points.
After running back Christian McCaffrey scored a touchdown with 54 seconds left, it was up to the Niners defense to send them to the NFC Championship.
Que Greenlaw once again:
Greenlaw has quietly been one of the best linebackers for the 49ers over the past few years. Sure, Fred Warner is by far the best in the league and the front four lead by EDGE Nick Bosa are the top in their positions, but Greenlaw has also been a consistent for San Francisco.
These two picks will certainlly be in his highlight reel along with his goal-line top against the Seattle Seahawks to finish out the 2019 season.
Greenlaw and the 49ers will now wait to see who they’ll face between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with one more win between them and the Super Bowl.