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01/05/2014 12:52 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

NFL Wild Card Playoffs LIVE SCORE UPDATES: Packers-49ers, Bengals-Chargers On Sunday Schedule

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What a start! What next?

The opening day of the NFL's wild-card weekend delivered two instant classics decided by two points or less. The Indianapolis Colts staged a historic comeback and the New Orleans Saints notched a long-awaited road playoff win with a last-second score. The four teams in action on Sunday will have their work cut out for them if they want to produce a more exciting day of football. Of course, each squad would certainly be willing to settle for a boring win.

In the opening game on Sunday, the San Diego Chargers (9-7) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (11-5). The Chargers narrowly clinched a berth in the postseason in Week 17 with a bit of help from the officials and losses by other AFC teams. The Bengals, without a postseason win since January 1991, will hope that Philip Rivers and company will just be happy to have earned an extra game.

Chargers vs. Bengals
TIME: 1:05 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
TV: CBS

The NFL saved arguably the best -- and certainly the coldest -- matchup for last. The Packers (8-7-1) and 49ers (12-4) will renew their rivalry in what could be the coldest postseason game of all time. Despite barely finishing with a winning record, the Packers will be hosting the second NFC wild-card playoff game at frigid Lambeau Field by virtue of being a division winner. To combat the cold, the defending NFC champions flew in the Nature Boy to inspire the team.

49ers vs. Packers
TIME: 4:40 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
TV: FOX

The top seeds in each conference may be resting at home this weekend but recent history suggests the eventual Super Bowl winner will have emerged from the wild-card cauldron. Six of the last eight Super Bowl Champions began their playoff runs playing on Wild Card Weekend.

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GAME OVER

Dawson nailed the 33-yard field goal and the 49ers have taken down the Packers in Lambeau Field. San Francisco wins 23-20.

01/05/2014 7:45 PM EST

49ers Timeout

Gore ran up the middle for a few more yards and the 49ers called their final timeout with 2 seconds left.

01/05/2014 7:43 PM EST

1st Down

Gore ran up the middle and picked up another first down. Phil Dawson will be on the field soon to try a game-winning field goal.

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Last Timeout

Packers call their final timeout after a 2-yard run by Gore. 56 seconds left.

01/05/2014 7:41 PM EST

Timeout Packers

Packers call their 2nd timeout with 1:02 left. 2nd and 5 coming up from the Packers' 22.

01/05/2014 7:40 PM EST

Kaepernick AGAIN

Kaepernick does it with his legs again. He escaped from the pressure, got to the sideline and picked up a first down on 3rd and 8. 1:07 left. 49ers are in FG range.

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