January 4, 1997
Lambeau Field, Green Bay
NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Green Bay (35) over San Francisco (14)
Heavy rain and mid-30s temperatures prevailed during the entire
game, turning Lambeau Field into a quagmire. Special teams
play was a highlight as Desmond Howard ran back a punt 73
yards for a touchdown, but early in the 3rd quarter the 49ers
cut the Packers' lead to 21-14 after two special teams mis-cues.
The Packers' ground game sealed the victory with two impressive
drives through the muck. After the game the field had to be
completely resodded for the NFC Championship to be played at
Lambeau the following week.