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The Green By Packers and the San Francisco 49ers meet today in a matchup of powerhouse teams with Super Bowl aspirations.
In 2011, the 49ers defense was ranked first in the NFL in rushing defense and fourth overall, while the Packers offense was ranked third in passing offense and third overall.
There are plenty of fairly obvious things to look for in this game, but that not what this post is for.
We’re going to bring to your attention some less than obvious things that could end up being keys to the game. Without further ado:
Jeff Saturday: Being the veteran that he is, Saturday got minimal snaps during the preseason with his new team. While physically he will be an adequate replacement for the departed Scott Wells, the question in my mind is if he’s been prepared enough to manage the protection calls in this new offense he’s had to learn.
If Saturday is not up to the level of Wells in this department, it could be fatal to the Packers offensi...
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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were chased up and down the field by the 49ers on Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers were outplayed, outhustled and outcoached in their loss to the 49ers on Sunday. Other than that, the Packers looked pretty good.
The game reminded me of how the Packers played in the first part of the 2010 season. If you can remember back that far, the Packers lost three...
Last season the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers were the top two teams in the NFC, but they couldn’t be anymore different.
The Packers had one of the best offenses in the league but also one of the worst defenses. The 49ers had one of the best defenses in the league but had a mediocre offense.
Both teams addressed their needs in the offseason, the Packers going...
Aaron Rodgers must have really liked the Packers' chances on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback liked his team's chances so much, in fact, that he was willing to lay his dignity -- and not to mention his team pride -- on the line for a bet with one very popular musical group from the '90s. NFL.com points out that the quarterback supposedly had a bet with everyone...
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was targeted a team-high 11 times after hitting double digits just two times in 2011.Fantasy Spin:Finley caught seven of the 11 passes for just 47 yards, but did catch a touchdown pass in the second quarter. We don't expect him to see the ball this often with all the talent the Packers have in their receiving corps.
At 3:25 central time the Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2012 NFL season against the San Francisco 49ers.
Some things to watch after the ball is put into play today include; Will the Green Bay Packer offense continue to put points on the board at the same rate they did last year?, Who will Aaron Rodgers throw the first touchdown pass to?, Will the first score be...
San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally as the 49ers beat the Packers 30-22 on Sunday.
Randall Cobb got the Packers close with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown, and a 2-point conversion cut the lead to 8. But Rodgers threw an interception to linebacker NaVorro Bowman and...
Aaron Rodgers is coming off arguably the best quarterbacking season in NFL history, but will the 49ers give him time to find his prolific targets? Packer Report's Bill Huber and Niners Digest's Craig Massei have been breaking down this game better than anyone.
Well it was going to be a tough game and the Packers found themselves on the losing side as they drop the season opener to the San Francisco 49ers 30-22.
Randall Cobb returns a punt return for a touchdown which gave the Packers some momentum and got them back into the game. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The game looked almost identical to every game played last season, at least from...
NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and PackerReport’s Bill Huber break down the matchups of Sunday’s pivotal NFC season opener between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers. Here we take a look at what to watch when the San Francisco offense is on the field.
Finally. It's finally here. Rejoice! Rejoice! The Green Bay Packers 2012 season kicks off this afternoon. Oh, happy happy joy joy!As all good Packer fans know, the Pack plays the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field, with kickoff at roughly 3:25 CT. Today’s game is a matchup of the highest-scoring offense in the league in 2011 (Green Bay, 35.0 ppg) against the No. 2 scoring...
The Green Bay Packers looked like a mediocre bunch for most of Sunday's 30-22 loss to San Francisco. However, it's one game, as Charles Woodson, Aaron Rodgers and a certain championship team of recent vintage would be quick to remind.
Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers both went in the first round of the 2005 draft. Alex Smith went first, even though Rodgers is the better quarterback! WEIRD, Peter King says. Anyway, this is the NFC Championship Game we would have gotten last year if only the Giants hadn’t beaten Green Bay by many, many points via domination. Nevertheless, it’s a pivotal NFC showdown, provided the...
PackerReport’s Bill Huber and NinersDigest’s Craig Massei go Behind Enemy Lines to break down Sunday’s showdown between the 49ers and Packers at Lambeau Field. Is Alex Smith a caretaker QB or a winning QB? Is this opener just a preview of the NFC Championship Game? What do upgrades at RB and WR mean for the Niners on offense? Can their front seven stop Aaron Rodgers? These...