49ers 24, Packers 21
Akers, 36-yard field goal, 0:00.
Keys: Kaepernick’s ability to scramble out of the pocket buoyed San Francisco’s final scoring drive. While he had difficulty connecting with his receivers, the second-year quarterback rushed for gains of 19 and 18 yards before Akers hit the field goal before halftime despite Mike McCarthy calling a timeout to try icing him.
Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards, 2:33.
49ers 21, Packers 21
James Jones, 30-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 2:33.
Keys: Rodgers fumbled after a 9-yard gain to start the series, but recovered. Rodgers then hit Jermichael Finley for 19 yards and benefited from a helmet-to-helmet tackle on Harris to move into San Francisco territory. The Packers opened with base personnel on Jones’ 30-yard touchdown completion before motioning out to keep the 49ers’ defense unsteady.
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:53.
49ers 21, Packers 14
Crabtree, 24-yard pass from Kaepernick (Akers kick), 5:26.
Keys: Rodgers threw an ill-advised interception deep to Tarell Brown, who returned it for 39 yards to give the 49ers’ offense the ball at the Green Bay 48. Kaepernick scrambled for 16 yards to the Packers’ 9 up the middle, but was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct (taunting) for spinning the ball on the back of Packers linebacker Erik Walden. On the next play, Kaepernick hit Crabtree on a slant past Sam Shields for the score.
Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:53.
Packers 14, 49ers 14
Michael Crabtree, 15-yard pass from Kaepernick (Akers kick), 10:59.
Keys: The Packers forced the 49ers to punt off their first series in the second quarter, but first-year returner Jeremy Ross muffed the ensuing punt, which was recovered by the 49ers and placed at the 9-yard line. Kaepernick dropped the snap on second-and-goal for a loss of three, but then found Crabtree wide open on a crossing pattern.
Drive: 3 plays, 9 yards, 0:34.