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Packers vs. 49ers in 3…2…1…

2015 Week 4 (49ers)

At 3-0, the Packers are onto a spectacular start, and after defeating two strong teams in “revenge” games, another one is on the horizon. The San Francisco 49ers are next on the calendar after a couple rough weeks they seek redemption against the Packers.

And we all know what has happened between those two teams in recent years, but they both are extremely different this season. The Packers look like a powerhouse team to be feared, while the 49ers seem to be trending downward. That brings us to this weeks 3…2…1…

For those who haven’t been reading this series, every Saturday and sometimes Tuesday I will use this countdown system to preview the matchup. I will showcase 3 key matchups, make 2 bold predictions, and 1 key stat. So let’s get started.


  1. BJ Raji vs. Daniel Kilgore
    • The 49ers are a power running team at their core with Carlos Hyde showing some great potential. And the Packers have been good at stopping the run over the past few weeks, shutting down a power back in Marshawn Lynch and a slasher in Jamaal Charles. And it all started with the play of nose tackle BJ Raji. The big man has looked his best since 2010 and his dominance has translated to the way the run defense has held up. He needs to win his one-on-ones against a strong center in Kilgore for the Packer defense to hold up.


Green Bay Packers's starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter for the NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.  (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

One of my favorite things about the 2010 championship season was all of the wrongs that were righted.  Obviously winning the second Super Bowl of my lifetime and the club’s 13th title was important, but there were so many demons that were exorcised by Aaron Rodgers and the 2010 Packers.

During the regular season the traitorous Brett Favre and his Vikings were dispatched.  First the Packers defense got the Favre monkey off their back by forcing the Gunslinger into 3 INTs and thwarting a patented Favre comeback.  In the second game (in Minnesota) Rodgers buried Favre and the Childress-era Vikings 31-3.

Michael Vick and the Falcons won the first playoff game by a visitor at Lambeau field, a painful day for Packers fans.  Green Bay dismissed Vick in the Wild Card round and the Falcons in round 2.  Most of the post-Super Bowl XXXI pains were put away by that 2010 team.

Since Super Bowl XLV title new demons have arisen.  Packers fans have awful memories of the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers, losing regular season and playoff games to each.  The Giants have taken care of themselves and aren’t a very good football team anymore.  Since Super Bowl XLV, the Seahawks beat Green Bay in the “Fail Mary” game, the season opener of 2014 and the NFC Championship game of the same season.  Seattle was just dispatched by the Packers at home on Sunday Night Football and sit at an unimpressive 1-2.


Packers Big Favorites to Exorcise their Kaepernick Demons

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After ripping through Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs (before letting up and giving up three late TDs) the Packers defense showed the ability to be better than just “ok.”

Dom Capers showcased the depth on his bench, using a multitude of packages that included getting players like Chris Banjo and newly re-signed Joe Thomas some meaningful snaps. The Packers sacked Alex Smith seven times in this game and held Jamal Charles to 49 yards rushing.

Off of this performance, the early sports handicapping picks established the Packers as 9.5 point favorites to beat the 49ers in their own building. Apparently, their memories are shorter than those of Packers fans, who still throw up in their mouth a bit when Colin Kaepernick gets mentioned.

For that matter, 49ers fans certainly haven’t forgotten how easily the demon Kaepernick sliced through the Packers defense in record-setting manner. Perhaps it’s the 49ers fans putting up the early money on this game, resulting in the odds dropping down to 8-8.5 points currently.

It’s an understatement to say the 49ers are not the team they’ve been the past few years, when they broke the Packers hopes and dreams of gridiron success. But does any of that really matter now?

The Packers are on a roll and the 49ers are struggling. The Packers will exorcise their demons on Sunday, but this is not a game I’d like to wager on with the points.


Out of the Pocket: Internet Rumors

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Kelly, Dick, and Colleen “really, really” sit down to talk about the Green Bay Packers recent playoff loss, free agency, turtlenecks, the internet rumors about Aaron Rodgers and why you should get married before you’re thirty.

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on Itunes.

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PackersTalk.com Game Predictions: Wild Card Game-Packers vs 49ers

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Playoff football. Frozen Tundra. Lambeau Field.

It doesn’t get any better than this.


Cory Jennerjohn (@coryjennerjohn)

The 49ers have the distinct advantage on the offensive and defensive line. And since this game will be played in biblical polar conditions, the big boys up front will win or lose the game. The biggest nightmare for Dom Capers should be Vernon Davis. He is healthy and virtually unguardable, especially with the linebackers the Packers have. The Packers must play mistake-free football to stay close.

49ers 31 Packers 23


Jacob Westendorf (@jacobwestendorf)

This season has been a roller coaster. The packers were sitting pretty, then things looked bleak, now they’re NFC north champions and have a shot at redemption against the San Francisco 49ers. Despite what some may say the Packers can compete with this team, but in the end the 49ers are just a better team right now. I expect the game to go down to the wire, but the packers lose a heart breaker.

49ers 31 Packers 27


John Rehor (@jrehor)



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Packers fans at this point would probably say that the 49ers are their biggest rival besides the Chicago Bears.  Unfortunately since the 2010 34-16 game (the Donald Driver incredible TD game) the Packers “rivalry” with the 9ers has resembled the type of rivalry that the Packers have with the Vikings. One sided.  The Packers were physically dominated both times they played the 49ers in 2012.  The Pack also fell just short in San Francisco in this season’s opener dropping the contest 34-28.

To get a win this time against the 49ers the Packers are going to have to play a near perfect game.  The defense, seemingly punchless without Clay Matthews, is going to need to stop the run as they did in week 1, but also not allow Colin Kaepernick to throw all over them.  The offense will need to run the ball effectively and possess the ball for longer than they did in the week 1 contest in the frigid conditions at Lambeau Field.

Why the Packers Will Win: With Aaron Rodgers at QB, the Packers are capable of beating anybody.  The home crowd and conditions could be a great equalizer.  Eddie Lacy is seemingly more healthy that he has been in weeks and is certainly a more effective runner than he was in week 1.  The Packers offense has every starter from week one except for Jermichael Finley.  Packers OLB Andy Mulumba is possibly emerging as the pass rusher the team needs until Clay Matthews can return.


No Huddle Radio: 2013 Week 1 Recap with Justin Felder of WLUK-TV Fox11

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Game 1 is in the books and the Packers fall again to the San Francisco 49ers.  Join Adam Czech (@adamczech), Kris Burke (@KrisLBurke) and Jason Perone (@jasonperone) from ALLGBP.com as they break down the 49ers game and look ahead to the week 2 matchup and home opener vs. the Washington Redskins and RG3.

Our special guest tonight is Justin Felder, Sports Reporter at WLUK-TV, Fox-11 in Green Bay.

Justin and the guys will tackle a myriad of questions; Can the Packers contain another mobile quarterback?  Will they continue to improve?  Can this team really run the ball?  How did the 2 young offensive tackles fare?

Tune in as the trio runs another “No Huddle 2 Minute Drill” with a 10-pack of rapid fire questions about the Packers.

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