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NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and PackerReport’s Bill Huber go Behind Enemy Lines to take an inside look at the 49ers and Packers. How are the 49ers a different team than Week 1 in this playoff rematch? How much of a gamble is it going with Colin Kaepernick at QB? Was the bye week a good thing for the 49ers, and do they have an Achilles heel for the Packers to exploit? These Q&As and more inside.
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With 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the physical gifts are obvious. He's fast, he's strong, he's got an elite arm, he eludes tackles. The list goes on. That's not what has impressed coach Jim Harbaugh most this week as Kaepernick prepares for his first career playoff game. For Harbaugh, it's been his ability to pick things up on the mental side that has...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers knows the Packers aren't going to advance to the NFC Championship Game without him performing at the elite level he's capable of. That's fine by him. In fact, the star quarterback and league's reigning Most Valuable Player embraces that role.
"Guys are counting on me to play well," Rodgers said this week. "I take that...
When coach San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh kept quarterback Alex Smith on the bench and replaced him with the hot hand of Colin Kaepernick he bound himself and the young quarterback together in an uncertain future, but one he obviously hoped would be the brighter. Come Sunday at Candlestick Park we will know if that was the better decision or not. Kaepernick hasn’t...
How are the 49ers a different team than Week 1 in this playoff rematch? How much of gamble is it going with Colin Kaepernick at QB? Was the bye week a good thing for the 49ers, and do they have an Achilles heel for the Packers to exploit? NinersDigest’s Craig Massei has the answers.
The San Francisco 49ers welcome the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of their week one battle during the 2012 NFL regular season. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will look to avenge the 30-22 loss at Lambeau Field, while the 49ers, backed by the young Colin Kaepernick, will try to vault themselves to their second NFC Championship game in as many years.
This is obviously a huge game in...
In Part 2 of our five-part series previewing Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game, NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and PackerReport’s Bill Huber break down the matchups when the 49ers hand the football to Colin Kaepernick and the passing game.
As the divisional round of the playoffs liftoff this Saturday evening, we’ll be getting the exact match up I thought we would a few weeks ago; only the venue will be different. I thought the Pack had the second seed wrapped up, but instead they’ll travel with the third seed in better weather conditions to face the team that got the second seed in the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick...
This week’s NFL Divisional Round playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers is the true test on whether Jim Harbaugh’s decision to change quarterbacks – to go permanently with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith – was the right one or not.
Smith, the original first string quarterback of the Niners this year, already proved last season he can guide his...
Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers is a northern California native who is returning to face the team he grew up rooting for and the one that bypassed him in the 2005 draft.
It's less well known that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was born in Wisconsin and said he used to cheer for Green Bay.
The former Super Bowl champion and the postseason newcomer will...
Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News posted an interview he recently had with former owner, Eddie DeBartolo and his thoughts on the 49ers and the playoffs.
DeBartolo: (without intro): Go Packers! (Laughs.)
Q: Well, you’ve always been such a Green Bay honk.
DeBartolo: Are you crazy? I hate that team!
I have nightmares about the Packers and the Cowboys.
It’s funny, no more than 10...