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San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
A matchup that so many wanted in the NFC Championship fell short thanks to the New York Giants winning their second Super Bowl in the last five seasons.
However, the 49ers defense against the Packers offense is a dream matchup that will be given to the nation to see in the opening weekend.
Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman and Justin Smith (Aldon Smith All-Rookie) were all on the All-Pro squad last season, and they all obliterate the opposition up close and personnel.
Who can slow down this Packers prolific offense you ask?
Well, the Niners are loaded with freaks all over the field as their hard-hitting, fast-flying relentless defense could care less about your feelings.
Carlos Rogers is a solid corner and they have a safety that gives every offensive coordinator is one of the most underrated players in all of football.
Folks, meet safety Dashon Goldson at 6’2”, 200-pounds out of the University of Washington. The former Husky is one of the best safety’s in the NFL as he has no regards ...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Two are All-Pros. One was the runner-up for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. The other just received a new $44.5 million contract.
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