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5 Greatest Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers Games

5 Greatest Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers Games

The Packers lead the all-time series with the 49ers 38-32-1

Saturday night's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers marks the 72nd meeting between the two franchises. It also will be the ninth time they have met in the playoffs.

Over the past seven decades, they have played some very exciting games, including this year's regular-season contest, with the Packers holding the all-time edge, 38-32-1, although the playoff matchups have been split (4-4). Here are the five greatest.

5. Green Bay Packers 21, San Francisco 49ers 17

Nov. 19, 1989 — San Francisco

The 49ers (9-1) and Packers (5-5) were tied 14-14 in the fourth quarter. Green Bay was lined up in San Francisco's red zone when Niners safety Chet Brooks picked off Don Majkowski's pass and returned it 94 yards for a touchdown. However, linebacker Danny Stubbs was penalized for lining up in the neutral zone, negating the score. Majkowski scored on an eight-yard draw two plays later with 11:55 left in the game. San Francisco responded with a field goal, but the Packer defense that had sacked Joe Montana five times did not allow any more points. The loss would be the 49ers' last of the season, as they went on to beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV.