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49ers edge Packers, 23-20, in frigid wild-card game

Colin Kaepernick races past the Packers’ Andy Mulumba for an 11-yard run and a first down that set up the winning field goal.
Colin Kaepernick races past the Packers’ Andy Mulumba for an 11-yard run and a first down that set up the winning field goal.Tannen Maury/EPA

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.

Facing a blitz on third-and-8, the elusive San Francisco 49ers quarterback scrambled 11 yards out of trouble to set up Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 win Sunday over the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card game.

Doesn’t matter where or when — the 49ers keep figuring out how to beat Green Bay.

‘‘Didn’t think we were going to pull it out, did you?’’ coach Jim Harbaugh said.

When it’s Kaepernick and the 49ers facing the Packers, the game is never over. Even in the meat locker that was Lambeau Field, where the temperature at kickoff was 5 degrees, with a wind chill of minus-10.

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