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The best and worst of the NFL's wild card weekend

Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 2:37 p.m. MST

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The San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers faced off in the final playoff game of the weekend, a matchup that pitted both teams against each other in subzero weather.

The temperature at Lambeau Field was around 5 degrees, with a wind chill factor of minus-10.

Despite the freezing weather, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was quite warm. Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and a touchdown and ran for 98 yards on the ground. His dual-threat ability picked up crucial first-down conversions and ended up being the difference-maker in the game.

In the end, Niners kicker Phil Dawson nailed a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give San Francisco the 23-20 win.

The 49ers will play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday morning in North Carolina.
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