After a long and agonizing two week wait, the Green Bay Packers will take the field again tonight in San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium. While it is certain to be a tough road game for the Packers facing a 9-1 team, there is some reasonable doubt cast upon the 49ers’ winning streak(prior to their loss to the Seahawks) due to their very easy early schedule this season. With that said, having watched their game against the Seahawks, they’re still a damn good team with high caliber players on both sides of the ball. However, it’s still hard to overlook that fact that they scored 9 points against the currently 1-9 Washington Redskins.
One thing that really stands out this game, other than the obvious fact that the Packers are coming off a bye week, is that the Packers are pretty much as healthy as you could possibly expect a team to be in week 12. On the other hand, the 49ers are more banged up — although recent reports indicate that 49ers TE George Kittle, WR Emmanuel Sanders, and WR Deebo Samuel are expected to be active despite some earlier doubts. Kittle had missed the previous two games when the 49ers lost to the Seattle Seahawks and barely squeaked by the Arizona Cardinals.
Packers have won 5 of the last 6 games against the 49ers
49ers passing game coordinator, Mike LaFleur, is Matt LaFleur’s brother
Matt LaFleur previously worked with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan when they were with the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff
Matt LaFleur also worked with Kyle Shanahan’s father, who was the head coach of the Washington Redskins, when LaFleur was the QB coach
This is only the second time the Packers have visited Levi’s Stadium in the regular season
If the Packers win, head coach Matt LaFleur will tie Mike Holmgren and Mike Sherman for most wins as a first year coach of the Packers.
49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo is tied at 4th in the league for interceptions with 10. Expect to see relentless pressure put on him by the Packers to keep him hurried and prevent him from establishing a comfortable pace. That goes for almost any opposition QB, but expect it tonight more so than average as Garoppolo is still relatively inexperienced and has already shown to make mistakes under pressure.
The weather in San Francisco is expected to be clear with temperatures in the mid-50s
Unlike their west coast game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Packers waited until Saturday to travel to San Francisco
When: 7:20PM – Central Time
Where: San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium
Television: NBC – Sunday Night Football
Hell of a job that dope sheet.
The fact that these coaches know each other so well is an interesting dynamic. Huge game on multiple levels.
As i’ve said, this team is playing with house money. I can live with a loss as long as it’s competitive. But i assume, most Packer fans like myself, are looking for the Packers to steal this one. To be in the NFC drivers seat to have the road to the Super Bowl, come through Lambeau Field. How cool would that be? And how many of us thought that scenario was even remotely possible? ZERO. Hence…house money
We will find out soon….i haven’t been this pumped up to watch a Packer game in years, straight up. With that said, i’m emotionally ready for anything. Lessons learned in recent past history.
NOTE: Emotionally ready…but if this Packer team resembles any portion of the Packer team that faced the Chargers, i will lose my shit.
Kittle is playing, Samuel and Sanders both playing as well. Martinez WILL hurt us tonight PERIOD. He is our biggest weakness, and it WILL show tonight. The only way that it doesn’t is if the Smith’s put on a clinic and mess up Garoppalo. I believe that both Seattle and Arizona did not have to face these three players (Kittle, Samuel, and Sanders), they will be the difference. This could get as ugly as the Chargers game because of this.
Maybe Jimmy G. (AKA) The next greatest QB of all time according to SF fans…will add to his 10 INT total.
Will out play Rodgers. Guaranteed. Book it. 🤣🤣
I think Joey Slye will soon find out what N F L stands for.
The 49ers have played three straight games against division opponents. Many times those division games will provide insight of how to attack, and what to avoid against your upcoming opponent. Division opponents are more familiar with, and have studied their division foes in more detail. I would believe LaFleur and Pettine have gleaned some useful information from the last three 49er games against division foes, and have had the time to incorporate some new wrinkles to take advantage of 49er weaknesses (few) and avoid 49er strengths (many).
I would be suprised if we did not see some different looks in this game from the offense and defense.
It definitely isn’t the end of the world if they lose this game, and I think they can win in San Fran in the playoffs as previously stated. I remember not terribly long ago the Packers losing to the falcons during the regular season and then beating the brakes off them in the postseason. Just as long as it is a one score game and competitive, I am good with whatever happens, although obviously I would prefer a W. Especially since it would be funny to watch lonely boy grapple for words
If were going to take this team seriously, and why wouldn’t you at 8-2? We have to win just to keep pace with the Saints and Seattle. A Packer win creates a 4-way tie for the NFC lead. A loss creates a Packer prediction i will disclose after the game if need be.
Do you need to do that shit Adams?
More of Rodgers bullshit holding the ball leading to an early hole
This team had 2 weeks to prepare for this? And they come out flat with a PF penalty? Then Rodgers fumbles? Then basically an uncontested shit score? This game WILL GET UGLY. It already has. 2nd series just as ugly . . . If this continues, it looks like I will be watching the first half only . . . sad.
So you run up the middle on fourth down? Against the best defensive line in football? And TAKE 3 POINTS AWAY?
Someone might want to tell Aaron Rodgers and the offense that they need to have success against good defenses to win in the playoffs. Seriously, what is Aaron Rodgers career record against top 5 defenses? More Davante Adams tunnel vision
Should we tell the O line also, or just Rodgers? How about we tell our #2 receiver to get open more..wait…wut?
Looks like we got out coached again. How does Rodgers let that happen? We should bench him if he can’t coach the coaches.
Did you see our piss poor return team? I don’t know how Rodgers gets away with that. I saw him on the sideline….doing NOTHING about it.
What about all those run stuffs?….and then you got Rodgers…just standing there like..DUH!!…DO SOMETHING AARON!
Whats with all those open receivers?…..then you see Rodgers standing around on the sideline…not caring, won’t even do a damn thing about it.
And what about JK Scotts piss poor average?…where did this come from? Rodgers has some explaining to do.
If Rodgers can’t fix all this shit, we’re going to have to trade him. I’ve had it!!
Notice I said Aaron Rodgers and the offense. Last night was a team loss for sure. But Rodgers doesn’t get off the hook. He is the one touching ball every offensive play. His best play last night was literally the play where he had a great play action fake and rolled to the right fooling Bosa. This has been a frustrating pattern in Rodgers career. His style of play cannot beat great defenses. The offensive line can’t hold for 5 seconds while he dances around waiting for a big play. I can’t think of a game since the super bowl when he went out against a top defense and played to their level. But yeah, 1-15 on third down and not scoring till 6 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, none of that is on him
Seriously, how do they shit their pants this bad after two weeks off? I don’t really blame the defense, they aren’t playing all that bad. The offense (and punting) is putting them in pretty bad spots. San Fran can ice this game it they score on the opening possession of the second half
I am starting to feel some disdain for LaFleur. He had two weeks to figure out the 49’ers strengths and weaknesses. It looks as if he was picking his nose instead. Where were our unscouted plays? Hurry-up offense that actually works!? Why was Kittle ALWAYS OPEN? And on and on! Green Bay is about 8 players from being in the same game as San Francisco, New Orleans, Seattle, Baltimore, and New England . . . and about 4 players away from being as good as the Minnesota’s talent . . . and that just sucks! Thanks TT AND Gute, The talent pool is still severely lacking. And WTF is wrong with Special Teams? They are a joke. Rashan Gary? Is he still on the team? A 1st round pick SHOULD play better than he has . . .
Correct….A #12 pick should play…period. If you sign 2 free agent starters at OLB to big money, then you pass on Gary and draft someone that can come in and start and help the team (like a receiver, lineman?). You don’t draft someone at 12 to sit on the …….ing bench.
I guess they didn’t watch any film during the bye week. May not want to run into the line on 4th and 1. It was game over right there. Won’t be watching the second half.
Kind of hard to take this team serious when the offense always shits it’s pants against top defenses with Aaron Rodgers. No matter who is calling plays
I don’t understand how we can never have some quick pass plays across the middle, every team in the league does it except for GB. SF has a great defence but give me a break and take some chances Rodgers. Games over so what’s the fucking difference if he throws a pick. LaFleur isn’t gonna want to look at his phone for a few days after this one what an embarrassment haha.
It’s too bad we can’t dress Rodgers up like a deer, take him into the woods, fire a shot off and tell him…RUN BITCH.
The problem wasn’t Capers, Thompson, Murphy, McCarthy, we know who the problem is.
Lets get rid of this dead weight, like we should have in 2015.
Terrible game. In the past i’ve written good and bad analysis…but really there is no good this game…only bad. Stiggys grades-
Rodgers – D (would be a c if he didnt give them a free 7 with fumble)
O line- F – WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH LINSLEY SNAPPING THE BALL IN TO THE FUCKING GROUND EVERY GOD DAMN TIME..Billy Turner (no joke) is the gem of the line tonight. Maybe bak needs to spend less time chugging beers on camera and focus on being the best lineman in the game again.
Rbs- No grade. Cant tell cause the o line is so fucking bad this game.
Tight ends – C. Jimmy graham had a great catch the team didnt challenge, and even had a nice first down. Lewis at least got facemasked.
WRS- F What in gods name is allison still playing for? Why does #12 need to tunnel vision adams? How do you get a 15 yd penalty on the first play from scrimmage with some stupid shit.
Special Teams- JK Scott has turned to trash. 32 yd punt? time to seriously start looking for a new punter…he hasnt recovered from that blocked punt. No punt return..no kick return. Just take the fucking touchback.
Dline- B they are doing fine
Lb- B also doing fine.. even martinez.
Dbs- F – Kevin king is fucking bad. I think savages injury is worse than they let on cause he has done absolutely nothing since returning.
Make no mistake folks…this team could actually miss the playoffs if they keep this up.
So, Rodgers gets a pass? He had time on a lot of throws tonight. The offensive line had it’s bad moments and shares some blame, but Rodgers should shoulder a lot. Kyler Murray outplayed him against this defense. And don’t even say that Arizona’s offensive players are better than GBs because that’s a lie
C is an F for the top paid player on the team.
God bless Davante for channeling his inner mike daniels on his TD run.
Stig….WRS- F What in gods name is allison still playing for? Why does #12 need to tunnel vision adams?
You might have answered your own question.
Well the passing game has performed better when Adams isn’t in the lineup. That shouldnt be happening. Its either a coaching issue or a tunnel vision issue. Im going to say “probably a bit of both”. Now… don’t get me wrong…spreading the ball around yesterday assuredly wouldnt have made a big difference…but they need to figure out what has changed so much since Adams returned to the lineup.
The real issue yesterday was less overall talent, the niners physicality and dominance on both lines, a costly turnover to start the game, and a host of early back breaking penalties (and some stupid phantom ones as well).
I flipped my shit over the Gary pick…then decided to give him more of a chance…but good God…I realize hes a project player but Mr. Gute’s draft ability is starting to look pretty bad.
You have Gary…Non factor at #12. Savage..who looked good for 3 games…and has completely vanished since..The unforgivable pick of zone scheme corner Josh Jackson to piss away a second rounder last year. Whats looking like misses on MVS,Moore, and ESB. Cole Madison and of course JK scott who now has the yips after his punt block. As it stands we’re looking at Jaire Alexander (slightly above average) and Elgton Jenkins (appears to be a keeper) as the only two sure fire keepers from both drafts.
3.2 yards per attempt. Well done Aaron Rodgers. He isn’t the only one on the offense to blame, but he is the highest paid guy on that side of the ball. 104 yards is completely unacceptable
I am sure the homeboys here will stick up for Rodgers. I am sure he will rebound against a bad defense and people will sing his praises though
This game is all on Rodgers, throw the fucking ball. Lafluer needs to give his head a shake for not getting points on the board early and trying to run up the gut after a time out on 4th down again. I thought the defense looked decent until the game got away on them.
Lets all calm the fuck down.
Rest easy little Packer soldiers. I’m going to put some time in, study the 22’s. Then i’m going to pack enough clothes for a few days and go up and work with Rodgers. I’ll get his ass straightened out and show him how to be a winner in this league.
I GOT THIS
Hard to tell if you’re drunk or off your meds…..I don’t think anyone is calling for Rodgers head but the qb does have a significant impact on the outcome of a game, lol it’s ok to criticize even the best players once in a while, god knows you bitch every now and again.
UNTIL Green Bay gets a few more blue chip players, This frigging’ offense needs to be game managed better by Rodgers against tougher D Lines. Short fucking passes, slants, dump passes? perhaps a screen? Good lord! You cannot sit in the pocket period! M. LaFleur needs to start realizing this. Rodgers has been a sitting duck all night. This game proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that they do NOT have enough horses to play with the better teams. This got as ugly as I KNEW it would get last week. JK Scott? Has he become possessed by some fucking demon? Martinez is NOT a stud. Rodgers needs to stop looking for Adams every goddamn passing play! As I stated this week, Kittle made Green Bay look SICK tonight. UGLY! Just plain ugly . . .
Can you hear it?
Well at least they were well rested, for that ASS KICKING! They did not just shit the bed. They shit the bed and some got over the side of the bed and soiled the rug too.
For any of the homers who thought this is/was a solid playoff team, get real. There was some luck so far, and there still is some luck ahead in that the schedule gives us only Minnesota as a winning record team going forward. This team will likely finish with a winning record and when looking at who is ahead, they will likely still eek into the playoff picture. Will they go far? Oh hell no. This team is not in the same conversation as San Francisco (obviously), Seattle, and New Orleans. They will have their hands full playing for who is best in this division and that will be a for what its worth contest. Sure enough, anything can happen, but odds are that it won’t. Make the playoffs for a one and done is about the best to hope for. Hey, it is better than we all expected, including probably what Matt LaFleur expected. Time to start assessing 2020 needs and games like this expose plenty.
I had no illusions of a great showing against SF today. Forget the slice of humble pie. Just eat the whole damn pie. This is who you are. This is how you play against good teams.
^^As usual, the voice of reason^^
Vaulting himself into the #2 commentor on this site.
It was a nice ride, but there will be no Cinderella story this season in Green Bay. BUT…..they’ve improved on defense regardless of the stats. They need some real wide receivers. Instead of drafting 3, draft 1 good one. Goodbye Jimmy G. Let LeFleur mature and grow as a coach. The O line is a problem, i won’t lie to you, i don’t have the answers there.
Bottom line……This team is better than last season, hopefully next season is better than this season…GROWTH….isn’t that all that was actually expected when LeFleur was hired? Or did someone promise us a trip to the Super Bowl in Feb?
What an embarrassment. Scoreless until late in the 3rd quarter. 8 points all game after a bye week. This offense consists of Davante Adams and the two running backs. All the rest of them aren’t even worth mentioning. Down four scores in the 4th qtr and they keep running it up the middle and throwing dump off passes. How about that 2pt conversion where Rodgers stared down Davante the entire play? This team isn’t going anywhere in the playoffs looking like this.
Stay tuned next week, to see if Kato puts up a post that doesn’t include lynching Rodgers.
Even though….it’s all his fault…..amirite.
HERE’S THE PROBLEM…, it’s so simple i don’t know why anyone else doesn’t see it. I’m getting tired of having to do all of the thinking, all of the time.
They picked the wrong travel day….duh.
Against the Chargers they left on Friday, which was the wrong day. So they thought the team would play better if they left on Saturday….WRONG. Next time…probably in the playoffs, they have to leave on Thursday, unless of course they play on a Saturday, which means they’ll have to then leave on Wednesday.
This is isn’t that complicated people.
From where I sit watching, it is “the pad level” Sincerely Fat Mike
I had a feeling this was going to be a ugly.
Clearly the 49ers were familiar with LaFleur’s play calling. Honestly, except for whoever lined up over Alex Light, the Packers weren’t being over powered, but the 49ers were always in position to make plays. Which means LaFleur didn’t call a good game. All the coaches on the other side of the ball knew exactly what LaFluer was going to run. The linebackers hung out close to the line when it was a run. Two weeks LaFleur had to come up with a good game plan and he produced a train wreck. Makes me wonder if LaFleur just swiped Kyle Shanahan’s playbook when he left.
Also, Rodgers always seems to play terribly against his favorite team, the 49ers. If Kyler Murray can 36 points against this 49ers defense (in San Fran too), why can’t Rodgers score a few more points? Ridiculous.
Correction, Kyler Murray scored only 26 points against the 49ers.
That is still 18 fucking more points than Rodgers and crew could muster . . . What is that starting to say?
It seems that mobile QBs like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray are a way to beat the 49ers. Too bad Rodgers is a 36 year old white guy. I said it before the year, Rodgers is going to need to learn how to become a pocket passer that gets rid of the ball quick. He still has some quickness and speed, but we saw last night that he has lost a step because he is a normal human being. I am pretty confident he can he a supreme pocket passer, because if one part of him hasn’t declined, it’s his arm, it is just as strong as day 1