Packers Bow to 49ers Again
The Green Bay Packers played the game we hoped they wouldn’t — an atrocity — and appropriately lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 45-31.
The Packers season ended because, as usual, their defense couldn’t stop the run. This time, it wasn’t getting gouged by a great running back. It was getting gouged by a quarterback running the ball.
Colin Kaepernick ran for 181 yards.
Let’s state that again — 181 yards! A quarterback! Not a running back. Not Adrian Peterson. The Niners QB ran for 181 against the Packers.
And the Packers defense wasn’t done there.
They also let an actual running back — Frank Gore — run for 119 yards.
So let’s take stock.
Overall, these jackwagons gained 579 yards. The Packers gained 352, which isn’t bad… if your defense actually shows up.
It was actually a game for a half.
Despite two first-half turnovers, the Packers were only down 24-21 at the half.
And then the wheels fell off. The Packers had no answer for the 49ers read-option in the second half.
Hell, the 49ers didn’t really even have to run the read-option to gain yards. They could could run a real NFL offense and torch the Packers.
So, we all sat around waiting for the Aaron Rodgers — who was passed over in the draft by his hometown team — to exact some vengeance. We waited for him to make them pay like he said he would… and we got nothing.
A week ago, the Packers were a Super Bowl contender.
Now, they’re no different than Kansas City. They’ll be sitting at home watching good teams play for the remainder of the season.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.