49ers amazingly extend bizarre 21-year streak with win vs. Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The 49ers are nothing if not consistent. For the most part.
As one of the most historic NFL franchises, San Francisco has plenty of impressive streaks to its name, but after the 24-21 NFC divisional playoff round win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at Levi's Stadium, the 49ers extended perhaps one of the weirdest streaks in league history.
Reddit user u/dranowg pointed out after San Francisco's thrilling come-from-behind win that the 49ers have extended their streak of either playing in the NFC Championship Game or missing the playoffs entirely to 21 consecutive seasons.
2003: Missed playoffs
2004: Missed playoffs
2005: Missed playoffs
2006: Missed playoffs
2007: Missed playoffs
2008: Missed playoffs
2009: Missed playoffs
2010: Missed playoffs
2011: Lost NFCCG
2012: Won NFCCG, lost Super Bowl XLVII
2013: Lost NFCCG
2014: Missed playoffs
2015: Missed playoffs
2016: Missed playoffs
2017: Missed playoffs
2018: Missed playoffs
2019: Won NFCCG, lost Super Bowl LIV
2020: Missed playoffs
2021: Lost NFCCG
2022: Lost NFCCG
2023: Will play in NFCCG
When the 49ers make the playoffs, history shows they will go deep into the postseason. If they aren't built for a playoff run, they'll just bow out altogether.
You have to admire the consistency.
San Francisco punched its ticket to a third consecutive conference title game and its fourth in five seasons with a win over the Packers, where they will face off against either the Detroit Lions or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 49ers hope this season's streak-extending campaign results in a Super Bowl LVlII championship rather than another heartbreaking loss.