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Packers vs. 49ers, 2013 NFL playoffs: Halftime score, San Francisco leads 24-21

Colin Kaepernick hasn't completed half of his passes and he threw a pick-6 on his first drive, but he's absolutely massacred the Green Bay Packers with his legs, and he hasn't made any mistakes once he's gotten into the red zone. A pair of turnovers flipped the script on the game, and the San Francisco 49ers lead 24-21 at halftime thanks to a couple of touchdowns off turnovers.

Sam Shields put the Packers ahead early by picking off Kaepernick and sprinting 52 yards to the end zone. On the 49ers' second drive of the day, Kaepernick was much more effective and managed to get outside the pocket on a few runs. His biggest came at the end of the drive, when he scored with his legs from 20 yards out.

After an exchange of punts, the Packers got things going with their second offensive drive. DuJuan Harris was key, carrying the ball five times on that drive and capping it off with an 18-yard touchdown run to give his team a 14-7 lead.

The Packers looked to have all the momentum when they forced the 49ers to punt on their ensuing drive, but Jeremy Ross muffed the punt to give the 49ers a free possession in the red zone. Kaepernick capitalized, finding Michael Crabtree for a touchdown. The pair would hook up again on their next drive, following a terrible interception by Aaron Rodgers, to put San Francisco up 21-14.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers answered with a great six-play, 80-yard touchdown drive capped off by James Jones with a big 20-yard touchdown catch. However, the Packers couldn't hold the tie heading into the locker room. They let Kaepernick use his legs to get into field goal range, and David Akers converted from 36 yards to give the Niners the lead.

Kaepernick has an incredible 107 yards rushing on 11 carries at halftime, and Dom Capers is going to have to seriously alter his scheme to account for Kaepernick's running. The Packers' defensive gameplan did not appear to account for Kaepernick's running prowess whatsoever.