Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Today’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers lived up to the hype. The teams were already trading verbal blows earlier this week when talks about how the Packers would game plan for Colin Kaepernick. In the end the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 34-28 in a back and forth game. There was some fireworks early on in the game. Clay Matthews spoke with ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio show on how they will look to attack the 49ers quarterback earlier this week. “One of the things that the referees have told us is that when these quarterbacks carry out the fakes, they lose their right as a quarterback, a pocket-passing quarterback, the protection of a quarterback,” Matthews said. To make his point Clay tackled Colin as he was running out of bounds. Kaepernick got some backup from his teammate, Joe Staley. The 49ers left tackle got into it with Matthews to protect his quarterback. You can see the hit Clay laid on Colin right here. For Packers fans the referees messed up on the call and gave the 49ers another 3rd down. There were offsetting penalties, but the 49ers got another down. The late hit didn’t phase Kaepernick. Colin threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns. Even without Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham out with injuries the team’s receivers stepped up. Newly acquired wide out Anquan Boldin made his presence known with 13 completions for 208 yards and a touchdown. At halftime the score was 14-14. After the second touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick to Vernon Davis to start the third quarter the Packers answered back. Green Bay’s wide out Jordy Nelson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers late in the third quarter to tie the game. After the Frank Gore’s touchdown in the fourth quarter, Phil Dawson kicked a 27 yard field goal that gave the 49ers its eventual winning margin. The Packers did contain Kaepernick’s running game, but his arm was what killed Green Bay. In the loss Aaron Rodgers did have strong performance. Rodgers threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Still it seems that Green Bay has a hard defeating the 49ers. The Packers have lost three straight matchups against San Fran. I can see these two meeting up in the playoffs like they did last year. The only question for the Packers is how to stop Kaepernick. Not that many teams have a blueprint for on how to contain Colin, except for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens. I don’t think those two teams will share their game notes to other teams in the league.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dallas Cowboys using drones to tape practice sessions

LeBron James' manager is mentoring Johnny Manziel

Details emerge from McDonald's domestic violence arrest

Eagles rookie receiver arriving early to practice in a taxi

Eric Berry 'doing well' after finishing cancer treatments

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Blatt has special message for LeBron

Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

Report: Wilson skipped OTAs to attend funeral with Graham

Antonio Brown on contract: 'I've got enough' money

Kaepernick posts insensitive joke about Houston floods

LeBron James needs to revert to an old style, not an old form

After sweep by Cavaliers, what's next for the Hawks?

Michigan DB Jabril Peppers tees off on NCAA on Twitter

Star NFL player missing OTAs? Keep calm...

Adrian Peterson expected to attend 'Adrian Peterson Day'

Blatter, corruption and Women's World Cup: It's complicated

JR Smith’s mom quotes Drake after sweep of Hawks

Hawks radio announcer calls Dellavedova 'Tonya Harding'

FIFA officials arrested, to be extradited to US for corruption

WATCH: LeBron throws down huge dunk from inside FT line

Nick Saban says he caught 6-foot, 180-pound fish

WATCH: Vin Scully tells story about Gomes being attacked by wolf

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Star player missing OTAs? Keep calm...

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Cano's slump: The good news, bad news

Disappointments of the MLB season

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with misconduct issues

Long's great reaction to Bears releasing McDonald

Crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.