March 4, 2024

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Brock Purdy threw for 267 yards and a landing, and the San Francisco 49ers rallied from 17 factors down at halftime to beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 on Sunday and attain the Tremendous Bowl.

The 49ers (14-5) scored 17 factors in an eight-minute span of the third quarter to tie the NFC championship sport after which pulled away within the fourth quarter to earn a rematch in opposition to Kansas Metropolis after dropping to the Chiefs within the Tremendous Bowl 4 years in the past.

San Francisco mounted the fourth comeback ever from 17 factors down or extra in a convention title sport due to some large performs by Purdy and unhealthy errors from the Lions (14-6), together with two failed fourth downs in field-goal vary. Detroit fell in need of reaching the primary Tremendous Bowl in franchise historical past.

After being questioned about whether or not he may lead a comeback, Purdy has now finished it twice in as many weeks. He engineered a game-winning drive within the fourth quarter to beat Inexperienced Bay final week after which had a fair greater comeback in opposition to the Lions.

Christian McCaffrey had two TD runs and little-used backup Elijah Mitchell scored on a 3-yard run to make it 34-24 with 3:02 to play because the Niners received over the convention title sport hump after dropping the previous two seasons.