How they got here:
The Redskins are in the NFC championship for the first time in team history thanks to win on the road last week versus the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers won their divisional playoff game last week against the Minnesota Vikings.
With their win last week, the Redskins have now won three in a row. The 49ers have won 8 in a row, the last time they lost was during a two game losing streak which started with a loss against the Redskins.
Last time they met
This will be the third time overall that these two teams meet and the second time they meet in the playoffs. The last meeting was this season in week 9, when the 49ers traveled to Landover to play the Redskins, the Redskins narrowly won that game by four points.
49ers head coach Michael Nguyen was asked what his thoughts were on facing the Redskins for a third time in two season “It’s going to be an epic game that’s for sure. All our games against them have been close and that’s exactly what we’re preparing for this week.”