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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates after running for touchdown with tight end Vernon Davis during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO—Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in leading the San Francisco 49ers back to the NFC championship game with a 45-31 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

Playoff first-timer Kaepernick outshined reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who never got in sync for the Packers (12-6) in finishing 26 of 39 for 257 yards with two touchdowns.

Kaepernick ran for scores of 20 and 56 yards on the way to topping the rushing mark of 119 yards held by Michael Vick. Crabtree caught TD passes of 12 and 20 yards in the second quarter and wound up with nine receptions and 119 yards for the Niners (12-4-1) in the NFC divisional matchup.

San Francisco had 579 total yards, 323 on the ground.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrate after connecting on a 12-yard touchdown reception
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrate after connecting on a 12-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. ((AP Photo/Ben Margot))

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) catches a pass as San Francisco 49ers Chris Culliver (29) and Dashon Goldson attempt to intercept during
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) catches a pass as San Francisco 49ers Chris Culliver (29) and Dashon Goldson attempt to intercept during the first half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. ((AP Photo/Tony Avelar))

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. ((AP Photo/Tony Avelar))

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (93)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) during the second quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. ((AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez))