The last time the Packers played the 49ers was in the Wild Card Playoff Game at Lambeau Field after the 2013 regular season – a game won by the Niners. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph
San Francisco 49ers on the road
We all know the Packers recent history against the San Francisco 49ers … Green Bay simply can’t beat them. They’ve been burned by Colin Kaepernick way too many times and frankly, I’m sick of it.
It’s time to turn the tables on the Niners and what better way to do it than on the road and at a time when the team is in flux with a new coach, a new system and uncertainty about the future.
After years of success under Jim Harbaugh, trips to the NFC Championship Game and one play away from a Super Bowl championship, the Niners have had great recent success in the league.
Colin Kaepernick. Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports photograph
That was until last season when the Niners had too much baggage that crushed the morale of the team. That baggage proved too much in 2014 as the Niners sank to 8-8 record and finished third in the NFC West.
That’s not to say this team doesn’t have the potential to climb back to elite status in the NFC.
They still have some solid pieces on offense led by Kaepernick and their defense is still considered one of the best in the league. In fact, overall the Niners finished fifth in the league in total defense.
Given that their defensive coordinator is now in Chicago, their defensive prowess may change in 2015, but they will no doubt still be tough … especially on the road.
It’s time for Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers to throw that Niners monkey off their backs and come away with a very important NFC win against the Niners in 2015.
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