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Game Day: Week 9 – Packers Visit San Francisco 49ers

After some doubt surrounding the game following COVID-19 positive detections on both the Packers and the 49ers, it looks like the game is officially a go. It all started recently when it was announced that RB AJ Dillon tested positive and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Due to close contact, RB Jamaal Williams and LB Kamal Martin were added to the list the following day. Then the 49ers announced that WR Kendrick Bourne had tested positive and would be added to their own COVID list. Due to close contact, WR Deebo Samuel, WR Brandon Aiyuk, and OT Trent Williams were added to their list as well.

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Much like the Packers, but arguably even more so, the San Francisco 49ers’ 2020 season has been marred by injuries to several of their key players. While it is sort of a rematch of last year’s post-season rematch, the personnel on the field will be a bit different. Even so, it’s still gonna be the same Matt LaFleur vs Kyle Shanahan battle royale it was last season. These two relatively young coaches have a long history together and represent the top of young new coaching talent currently in the National Football League. Both teams are coming off of a loss and are obviously hungry for a win.

Packers RB Aaron Jones is currently a game-time decision, but even if he does play, his capacity is likely to be limited.

A Few Things to Know:

  • This will be the fourth game (including playoffs) for Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium (2015, 2019, 2019 NFC Championship).
  • Green Bay has an 11-3 mark against San Francisco during the regular season since 1996
  • Green Bay has not lost two regular season games in a row under head coach Matt LaFleur
  • Shanahan’s father, Mike Shanahan, was the head coach in Washington when LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach
  • Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich spent two seasons as the 49ers’ assistant offensive line coach
  • Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and his brother, 49ers passing game coordinator Mike, worked together in Atlanta for two seasons (2015-16)
  • Matt LaFleur worked with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta (2015-16)
  • Matt LaFleur: 18-5-0, .783; (1-1 postseason); 2nd NFL season
  • Kyle Shanahan: 27-29, .482 (2-1 postseason); 4th NFL season

 

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Location: Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, California
When: Thursday Night Football on Fox — 7:20pm CT
Television: Fox [Play-by-play: Joe Buck, “Analyst”: Troy Aikman(barf), Sideline: Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink
Radio: WTMJ – 620 AM

 

Rodgers with MVS and coach LaFleur

November 24, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (white pullover) talks to quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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  1. PF4L November 5, 2020

    I was going to bring up that Samuel is missing this game because of his hamstring injury, the same reason he missed last weeks game. But then i thought to my self, that’s just nitpicking. So i decided i wouldn’t bring it up at all.

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  2. PF4L November 5, 2020

    D. Adams was asked about Covid and his concerns..
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    Paraphrasing he said that of course they want to be safe playing out there but it is what it is, and he’s surprised there isn’t more positive covid positive players around the league thus far.
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    He’s dead nuts correct. In a time where Wisconsin virus counts had just peaked at almost 6,000 cases in one day and a 20 plus percent ratio of testing/positive test. Overall….the NFL and it’s players are doing one hell of a job.

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  3. Ferris November 5, 2020

    Playing the scraps of the 2019 49ers. Will some SF no name RB run for 150? If it happens Mikey P needs to be left in CA. This is why you need to win the Bowl when you make it there. Next year is never the same. Just ask Shanahan. He’s not meant to win one. Jinx in Atlanta and in SF. Dee Ford is a jinx too.

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  4. Howard November 5, 2020

    The 49ers have lost most of their starting WRs and TEs for this game. Mullen is the backup QB and has probably had more reps with the 49ers second team receivers and tight ends. I believe in the 49ers game against the Giants in week 3(?), Mullen would usually go to Jordan Reed when he needed completions. Jordan Reed is active for this game. Pettine and the defense should pay special attention to Reed and the other TE, as they will be Mullens security blankets.

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  5. Cheese November 5, 2020

    I swear I was just saying to myself “does this defense even know what a turnover is?” Then two plays later they get an interception. 3rd INT of the year, 1st since week two. What is this, week 9? And they just got their 3rd interception?

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    1. Cheese November 5, 2020

      C’mon Savage, catch that damn ball. There’s no way Nick Collins lets that get away from him. I remember when it was almost guaranteed that someone on the defense would make a huge INT, if not multiple INT’s depending if we played Cutty! Whether it was Collins, Woodson, Shields, Tramon, or even Raji lol. Good times :)

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      1. PF4L November 5, 2020

        My first thought was anyone could catch that wounded duck of a pass, but ya got to give credit to P Smith, he caused it. I’m just glad he got off of IR and can start making plays again.

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        1. PF4L November 5, 2020

          Just watched the Savage drop (dvr commercial delay). You can’t order a pick much better than that. Right at his numbers.

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  6. PF4L November 5, 2020

    Rodgers is running for his life. 4th and inches and they need a time out? They can’t bust one up the gut for 12 inches?

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  7. PF4L November 6, 2020

    Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams: ‘Fair to say’ I’m best receiver in NFL
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    Great game by Adams, but it could be argued, he wasn’t even the best receiver on the field last night. Just sayin.

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  8. PF4L November 6, 2020

    Props also to Tyler Earvin, his rushing stats on paper don’t look impressive, but he ran hard and did the grunt work. Also caught 4 passes for 48 yards.
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    Disappointing was the tight ends combined production. Three catches for 7 yards? C’mon man!

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  9. Savage57 November 6, 2020

    This site is getting to be like taking a trip in the way-back machine and waiting for your Packer Report to show up in the mailbox.

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    1. Jason Parker November 6, 2020

      I have made the decision to misconstrue that as a compliment

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      1. PF4L November 6, 2020

        See?!…I told you people he had a sense of humor.

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