How the Green Bay Packers shut down San Francisco

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October 4, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback

Aaron Rodgers

(12) waves to the crowd after the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

It’s official: the Green Bay Packers have gotten off to the hot start their coach had been hoping for all offseason.

After four weeks without a loss to begin this 2015 season, head coach Mike McCarthy had to finally concede that his team has accumulated the quick jump to the season that eluded them the past three years.

They can’t – and won’t – stop here, of course. But it definitely sets them up much better to lock up the division sooner and gives them a leg up on the competition in terms of fighting for higher seeding when the playoffs roll around.

Before we look too far ahead, we must first look back and understand how we got to where they currently stand.

There are many reasons for how the Packers managed to come away with their impressive 17-3 victory on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco … starting with …

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