Posted January 11, 2013 on
From Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews to Frank Gore and Aldon Smith, you know all the big names who will have key roles in the divisional playoff showdown. Here are six players who will be key performers on Saturday night that were not when these teams met in Week 1.
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The anxiety-filled green room and draft day seem so long ago now to Aaron Rodgers.
Still, on this weekend, any lingering feelings of frustration about how far he dropped will be directed right at the team that passed him up with the No. 1 pick nearly eight years ago.
Rodgers brings the high-scoring Green Bay Packers (12-5) to Candlestick Park on Saturday to face No. 2 seed San...
Laura Kaeppeler was named Miss America 2012, entering the pageant at Miss Wisconsin. Therefore, you can put aside your stereotypes about fat people in Wisconsin; at least for a year. Tonight she relinquishes her crown. And as you might expect, she’s a Green Bay Packers fan.
Kaeppler introduced herself on the evening of her 2012 crowning moment by mentioning the NFL’s defending...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers look a lot like Flanders from the Simpsons. Rogers has his hands full today, but I still wouldn’t wanna go against this guy in the playoffs.-TO
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Sorry about your homecoming Aaron Rodgers. I’m sure one of these days you’ll be able to win in San Francisco. All the talk heading into this game was about Aaron Rodgers homecoming, how the 49ers were going to be upset they didn’t draft him back in 2005. Yes, that is right, Rodgers is still crying 7 years later. Well Aaron that was before Harbaugh’s time and he drafted Colin...
It all started so well for the Green Bay Packers, taking an early lead on an interception returned for a touchdown. Then, over the final 58 minutes of the game, the San Francisco 49ers dominated offensively and sent Green Bay into the offseason with its second divisional-round defeat in two years.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 45-31 loss to the 49ers:
As we head into the weekend of Divisional round play in the NFL, most fans and pundits are focusing their attention, and rightly so, on the four matchups that will take place this Saturday and Sunday. At the same time, there is an awful lot of focus on the coaching merry-go-round; determining who is to blame for the knee injury suffered by Redskins’ quarterback RGIII; and which...
I missed on the picks yesterday. Like I said, this week looks incredibly tough to predict. I was hoping to see a Peyton Manning vs. Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl. I think that’s the dream matchup all of us wanted to see this year. After last night, that’s out of the picture. I should have kept the Broncos (-2.5)/Patriots (-2.5) teaser alive, but the 70-yard bomb with 36 seconds left...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It seemed like it should have been a great day for the Packers' healthy group of wide receivers in the playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings. For the first time since Week 4, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had all of his playmakers on the field together for longer than one drive.
But it wasn't Randall Cobb or Greg Jennings or Jordy Nelson or James Jones or...
Even with a partially torn left triceps, All-Pro defensive tackle Justin Smith at “75-80 percent (is) better than anybody at his position,” Niners running back Frank Gore said of San Francisco’s veteran leader, whose return the Niners are greatly anticipating for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.
Colin Kaepernick repeatedly raced past the Green Bay defense on option runs. Frank Gore barreled over the Packers on more traditional plays.
A week after holding 2,000-yard rusher Adrian Peterson in check, the Packers were run over by the San Francisco 49ers and sent home from the playoffs with a 45-31 loss Saturday night.
The Packers (12-6) came into the game brimming with confidence...
After an early afternoon reprieve from regular season rematches, it’s back to teams that have seen each other in the recent past. Last go-round, it didn’t go so well for Houston. A defense that had already showed signs of vulnerability going against Aaron Rodgers earlier in the season was picked apart in a game where the Patriots didn’t even have Gronk playing.
So unless the...
In Part 4 of our five-part series previewing Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game, beat writers Bill Huber of PackerReport.com and Craig Massei of NinersDigest.com break down the matchups when Frank Gore gets the ball in San Francisco’s powerful running game.