The NFC Championship game was a thriller. After starting the game 27-7, the 49ers pulled off an epic comeback to win 34-31 over the Detriot Lions.


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The key moment for the 49ers was a long pass from Brock Purdy, deflecting off the facemask of a Lions defender, and falling into the hands of wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. That play resulted in a touchdown between the two Niners and invigorated Levi Stadium with energy.

“Obviously, nobody wins without a little luck,” San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams said. “Tonight was just our time to get it.”


“We need an explosive play and BA is one-on-one? I’m going to take that,” Purdy said. “I was giving my guy a shot.”

“I was surprised,” Aiyuk said. “I felt the look before, pre-snap, and that I had a chance to get the ball, but he just stayed on top. I don’t even know.”

Purdy threw for 267 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Niners running back Christian McCraffrey ran for 90 yards on 20 touches. He also had two touchdowns.

The Lions head coach, Dan Campbell, faced criticism during and after the game for decisions made when facing fourth down, going for it twice instead of taking field goals for a chance of points. In the first half, the Lions were getting whatever they wanted on offense, but the momentum flipped and the gambles became turnover on downs that cost the team.

The Niners will now face Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs on Super Bowl Sunday.