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Packers claw back into playoff chase

Updated: December 7, 2010, 7:22 PM ET
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The 1996 Green Bay Packers shouldn't have won this game. But they'll take it.

The 1989 49ers outgained the Packers 474 yards to 228. The Packers had just 32 yards rushing. Jerry Rice and Tom Rathman had monster days for the Niners. But the final scoreboard read: Green Bay 28, San Francisco 23.

The Packers can thank return man extraordinaire Desmond Howard, who set up touchdowns with two long returns, and a defense that bent all game long, but also held the Niners to three ...

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