Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers hammered the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday to earn their first Super Bowl berth since the 2012 season.

The Niners dominated in the run game, putting up 285 rushing yards on 42 carries, while needing only eight pass attempts for Jimmy Garoppolo. Raheem Mostert was the star on the ground, rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns. The 220 rushing yards were the most in a game for a 49ers running back.

The 49ers’ 37 points are also the most by a team with fewer than 10 pass attempts since the Bills in 1973.

The 49ers’ turnaround from last season to this one represented one of the biggest ones we’ve seen. They joined the 1988 Bengals and 1999 Rams as the only teams to go from winning four or fewer games to a Super Bowl appearance in consecutive years.

Another cool note about their berth is that Kyle Shanahan and his father Mike have become the first father-son combination to lead teams to the Super Bowl as head coaches.

The Niners will meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl in Miami in two weeks.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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