Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North featured columnist jclombardi presents Packers vs 49ers game plan for victory.
COMMENTARY: For the big Lambeau Field home playoff game against the 49ers Sunday afternoon at 2:40 CST, Prisco at CBS Sports picked the Packers to win. He correctly says that QB Rodgers can be the difference for the Packers to win. Also, we agree with other forecasters who lean to the Packers because the weather is going to be frostbite cold and because Aaron Rodgers, RB Lacy & WR Cobb are back healthy. The Packers can win!
CBS Sports Prisco's analysis:
Packers 27 49ers 24. The 49ers blew out the Packers in the opener in San Francisco. 49ers QB Kaepernick torched the Packers by throwing for more than 400 yards. The Packers' defense finished ranked 24th in the league, but the 49ers' offense was ranked 24th as well. That's a wash. So this game will be about Aaron Rodgers against that San Francisco defense. The 49ers have a lot of impressive defensive statistics....A concern is San Francisco being ranked 21st in sacks per pass play. That means Rodgers could have time to throw. If he does, the San Francisco deep secondary can be vulnerable to the pass with their aggressive approach. Rodgers is so skilled at avoiding pressure, so it will be even tougher to get him on the ground. With Randall Cobb back, that will put a lot of pressure on the San Francisco secondary. I like Rodgers to come up big at home and get the upset.