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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Record OT Field Goal Lifts Packers Over 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Chris Jacke's 53-yard field goal 3:41 into overtime gave the Green Bay Packers a 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the season's most dramatic game.


Jacke, who had tied the game Monday night with a 31-yarder with eight seconds left in regulation, kicked the longest field goal in NFL history to win an overtime game.


The real hero for Green Bay, though, was Don Beebe, the veteran wide receiver who caught 11 passes from Brett Favre for 220 yards, including a 13-yarder that set up Jacke's winning kick.


The teams were tied at 17 when San Francisco's Marquez Pope intercepted a pass by Favre with 2:13 left and returned it 12 yards to the Green Bay 12. That set up Jeff Wilkins' 28-yard field goal with 1:50 left, giving the 49ers a 20-17 lead.


But Favre led Green Bay 69 yards in 10 plays to Jacke's tying field goal. The drive was helped by 20 yards in penalties against Steve Israel, who was called for a 5-yard hands-to-the-face penalty, then penalized 15 more yards and ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct.


The Packers took a 6-0 lead on field goals of 30 and 25 yards by Jacke. But San Francisco scored on three straight possessions late in the second quarter.


Wilkins' 48-yard field goal cut it to 6-3, then Elvis Grbac found Jerry Rice for touchdowns of 7 and 13 yards in the final 2:20 of the half to send the 49ers off with a 17-6 halftime lead. The second touchdown was set up by Dana Stubblefield's tip and interception that he returned to the Green Bay 28.


Green Bay got back in the game midway through the third quarter on Favre's 59-yard pass to Beebe, who caught the ball at the San Francisco 30 as Pope flew by him and seemed to touch him.


But the officials ruled Beebe, who had 10 catches for 207 yards in regulation, hadn't been touched, and he got up and ran to the end zone.