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49ers rolling in NFC title game, installed as 2nd half favorite

The 49ers are rolling through two quarters of the NFC Championship Game. We break it down heading into the second half.

Raheem Mostert of the San Francisco 49ers dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Darnell Savage of the Green Bay Packers in the first half during the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers crushed the Green Bay Packers 37-8 in Week 12, and they are looking to put together an encore performance in the NFC Championship Game. Heading into the locker room at halftime, the 49ers lead the Packers 27-0. DraftKings Sportsbook has set the second half point spread at 49ers -1.5, and the point total is 20.5.

The Packers forced a three-and-out to open the game, but that was the highlight of the first two quarters for Green Bay. They managed a first down and then punted, to which the 49ers responded with a six-play, 89-yard drive capped by a touchdown. San Francisco’s defense forced back-to-back punts followed by a fumble, and scored 13 points on the three ensuing drives. Aaron Rodgers threw an interception and lost a fumble in an ugly first half of football.

The big news for the 49ers was that Tevin Coleman suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter. Raheem Mostert was already out-performing him, and it would appear Mostert will finish out the game as the starter. Through two quarters, Mostert has rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Jimmy Garoppolo has only had to complete four of six passes for 48 yards in what has been a first half rout.

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