x

Seattle's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and More | Seattle, Washington | KING5.com

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

The 49ers will play the winner of Sunday's Seahawks vs. Packers game in San Francisco on January 19.
Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
San Francisco 49ers players celebrate as a group after cornerback Richard Sherman (25), bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco's defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers' 27-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round.

The 49ers' first playoff game in six seasons and first-ever at Levi's Stadium turned into a lopsided one as top-seeded San Francisco turned a pair of second-half turnovers by Minnesota into 10 points.

The Vikings didn't top the 100-yard mark until a garbage-time drive in the fourth quarter.

The 49ers will now play the winner of Sunday's Seahawks vs. Packers game in San Francisco on January 19.

Also see | 5 Things to Watch in Seahawks-Packers playoff game