GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The physicality of the San Francisco 49ers cannot be questioned. With a defense that ranked second this season in points allowed and third in yards allowed, the 49ers have one of the NFL's elite groups.
The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, are getting plenty of those questions leading into Saturday night's divisional round playoff game. It's been the most frequent topic in the team's locker room this week, but cornerback Tramon Williams isn't sure why.
"We feel that we're a physical team, also," Williams said. "When people talk about the Packers, the first thing they say is they have a high-powered offense and things like that. But we're a physical team."
The Packers greatly improved their defense this season compared to a year ago. In 2011, despite a 15-1 record, Green Bay gave up more passing yards than any team in NFL history and had the third-fewest sacks in the league. However, the Packers also led the NFL in interceptions by a substantial margin. The...