49ers QB Brock Purdy joins rare company after playoff win against Packers – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

The 49ers' 24-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at Levi's Stadium put quarterback Brock Purdy in rare company.

San Francisco's victory in a divisional round showdown with Green Bay sent the 49ers to their third straight NFC Championship game and second straight with Purdy as the starting quarterback.

The 24-year-old joins former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez as the only signal callers since the NFL merger in 1970 to start the conference championship game in each of their first two seasons.

The win was the third of Purdy's playoff career, making him the fifth quarterback in NFL history to win a postseason game in his first two seasons, joining Baltimore's Joe Flacco (2008-09) and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger ( 2004-05). New York's Mark Sanchez (2009-10) and Seattle's Russell Wilson (2012-13) are the only two players to accomplish the feat.

In four career postseason starts, the 24-year-old has a 62.7 completion percentage with four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 101.0 passer rating.

Purdy finished Saturday's win over Green Bay completing 23 of 29 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and 14 receiving yards, including the game-winning drive to give San Francisco the lead in the fourth quarter.

The 49ers have remained perfect in Purdy's home playoff starts, with a 3-0 record in postseason contests at Levi's Stadium with the young quarterback under center.

San Francisco will have a chance to improve to 4-0 in such games when the 49ers host the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

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