Posted January 05, 2014 on AP on Fox
Josh Boyd isn't into making a fashion statement, and he doesn't think he needs to go sleeveless to show off his toughness. All the Packers defensive lineman wants is to stay warm in the subzero weather when Green Bay hosts the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC wild-card showdown that could be one of the coldest playoff games in NFL history. So many intriguing story lines between these two NFC powers, and yet the arctic cold may trump them all. ''Yeah, I'm definitely going sleeves,'' said Boyd, a rookie from Mississippi. ''I mean, I don't see it as a tough guy thing. I just see it as being comfortable.'' The National Weather Service forecast called for a high temperature in Green Bay on Sunday of 2 degrees, with north-northwest winds making it feel more like minus-15 to minus-20. The coldest NFL game on record is the 1967 championship game, known as the ''Ice Bowl'' won by the Packers 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys at La...

PHOTO: Jim Harbaugh is large and in charge (but mostly cold)

In case you had forgotten today’s 49ers-Packers game is being played in an ice bucket, here’s a look at Jim Harbaugh wearing approximately 75 layers of clothing (while still somehow able to tuck his fleece into his khakis!) and looking like Fat Schmidt from “New Girl.” photo via @willbrinson

Wild Card injury report: 49ers at Packers

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at GREEN BAY PACKERS Sunday, 4:40 PM on FOX, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin 49ERS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring), LB Dan Skuta (foot), CB Eric Wright (hamstring).PROBABLE: WR Jon Baldwin (illness), LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (quadriceps), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), RB Frank Gore (knee...

Jim Harbaugh once again goes to his bag of tricks, brings in former wrestler Ric 'Nature Boy' Flair for motivational speech

File this under extreme motivation: San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh often gives an analogy from a popular television show, or a famous quote, but he may have outdone himself this time. According to Dan Hanzus of, the fiery coach brought in former wrestler Rick Flair for a motivational speech that fired up the entire team. The pro wrestling legend is very popular with...

Jim Harbaugh tucks clothes into pleated khaki pants, looks like Michelin Man

Staying warm in -5 degree weather is not easy. In order to combat the cold in Green Bay, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh layered up. He also tucked in all of his layers into his khaki pants, which made him look rather, um, rotund. The result was Harbaugh looking like he put on one […]

Packers fan has an epic meltdown (Video)

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49ers Offensive Lineman Joe Staley Adds a Little Funk to the First Down Signal

There are many things about football games that fans love, but there is one that seems to grab the attention of most--a fat guy celebrating. Okay, so there are a lot of other plays that grab the attention of fans more, but fat guy celebrations are somewhere on the list.Like the one San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley did after the 49ers got a key first down late in the...

Packers' Eddie Lacy a full-go for playoffs

The Green Bay Packers are riding high for a magnitude of reasons.  They got their quarterback Aaron Rodgers back, their wide receiver Randall Cobb back, and have won the NFC North crown. This results in a first-round home playoff game on Sunday.  And if all that is not enough, their rookie sensation running back Eddie Lacy is feeling good and a full-go for the anticipated matchup...

Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

I’ll say this for the Packers, they sure as heck lost as a team today. You can’t point a finger at either the offense or the defense. Both sides contributed equally to Green Bay’s third consecutive early exit from the playoffs. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the offense engineered four long scoring drives, but there were also the now predictable struggles in the red zone and...

Green Bay Packers: Dark Horse For The Super Bowl

Ordinarily a team entering the postseason with a record of 8-7-1 would not be expected to threaten many of the higher seeds. The Green Bay Packers enter this season’s playoffs as the winners of a very weak NFC North division which, at times this season, has felt like the one that none of the teams really wanted to win. But now that they have made the postseason, do not be surprised...

Watch: Aaron Rodgers evades 49ers, completes big pass (GIF)

getty images Aaron Rodgers escaped multiple San Francisco 49ers defenders early in the fourth quarter completing a 26-yard pass to Randall Cobb on 4th and 2. These are the things that legends are made of as the Packers scored two plays later when John Kuhn found the endzone. via @CJZERO With the score the Packers now hold a 17-13 lead.

Sam Shields avoids serious knee injury

While Sunday ended up being a bad day for his team, things could have been even worse for Packers cornerback Sam Shields. He exited in pain during the 49ers’ opening offensive drive after a teammate fell on Shields’ leg during an effort to tackle San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree. Believed to be an MCL strain, an MRI exam reveals that Shields suffered only a bone bruise...

Big Contracts Among Packers' Cap Challenges

The Packers aren't exactly overflowing with cap space, even with 17 players heading to unrestricted free agency. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews take almost one-quarter of the cap, and the top seven players are eating up almost half of the cap.

Eye In The Sky

We (a couple of my brothers and myself) were thinking about heading up to Green Bay for the game this weekend. There were a lot of reasons not to go: the long drive (we live in Kentucky), the cost (while pre-sellout tickets were relatively cheap, we would still be paying for gas, hotel, food, etc.), the weather, and the fact that I’m less than confident in the Packers chances for...

Frost Bite

The Green Bay Packers 2013 season mercifully came to end last Sunday as Phil Dawson’s 33 yard field goal sailed through the frozen uprights of Lambeau Field, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 23-20 Wild Card road victory and sending 77,000 frigid Packer patrons back to the parking lot, battling frost bite, hoping their vehicles would start. There were plenty of tickets available...

Kaepernick, 49ers End Packers' Season Again

After Green Bay tied the game at 20, Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to the game-winning field goal. San Francisco has beaten the Packers four consecutive times, including in the last two playoffs.
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