The Green Bay Packers will host the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday, the second straight year these two historic franchises will face off in the postseason. These teams have stood in the way of each other and a Super Bowl many times before, dating back to when Brett Favre and Steve Young were behind center, and Terrell Owens was rookie receiver. The 49ers have gotten the best of the Packers in their last three match-ups, as Colin Kaepernick proved to be too much for a shaky Packers defense, setting QB rushing records and whatnot.
However, the Packers are coming off an enormous win over their rival Bears to win the division in the final minute, with Aaron Rodgers competing at 48 yard bomb on 4th and 8 to Randall Cobb, both of whom had missed the previous seven and ten weeks respectively. As we’ve seen in the past three Super Bowl winners (Packers, Giants, Ravens) you want to get hot at the right time, and the Packers may be in that very position.
Nonetheless, the 49ers have one of the best defenses in the NFL and may be the extinguisher to the Packers playoff fire. Either way, this game will likely be the best of the four Divisional Round games.