The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 2022 NFL Playoffs, managing to avoid an ugly collapse. The 49ers led 23-7 at one point in the fourth quarter only to stumble for much of the fourth quarter. They overcame a bad Jimmy Garoppolo interception to hold off the Cowboys 23-17.
The NFL re-seeds after the Wild Card round to set up the No. 1 seed with the worst remaining seed. With the Eagles losing to the Buccaneers, the 49ers will be the lowest remaining seed in the Divisional Round. Due to that distinction, they will face the Packers, who are fresh off a first-round bye.
The 49ers and Packers faced off in Week 3 and Green Bay won 30-28 on a Mason Crosby field goal as time expired. The Bucs lost to the Rams 34-24 in Week 3 and did not play the Cardinals during the regular season.
The 49ers-Packers game will kick off Saturday, January 22nd at 8:15 p.m. ET, set to air on FOX.