How do the Packers stack up at each position against the 49ers?

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Packers WRs: Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdez-Scantling

Adams is the best receiver in football, and his connection with quarterback Aaron Rodgers is downright transcendent. The unanimous first-team All-Pro caught 123 passes for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns. After Adams, however, the Packers’ wide receiver room has left something to be desired this season.

Allen Lazard, Rodgers’ number two target, is an excellent blocker, but only has 40 catches, 513 yards, and eight touchdowns on the season. Solid numbers, but not very good for a team’s #2 target. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay’s best deep threat, has struggled to remain healthy, playing in only 11 games this season. He’s listed as doubtful for Saturday’s matchup, per Sports Illustrated.

49ers WRs: Deebo Samuel, George Kittle (TE), Brandon Aiyuk

Samuel is one of the game’s best receivers. An All-Pro season has put him in the upper echelon of NFL pass catchers, only barely behind Adams. The star receiver has caught 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns.

Behind Samuel is Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle. Kittle, who is also one of the premier blocking tight ends in football, has caught 71 passes for 910 yards and six touchdowns. His 425 yards from Weeks 9 through 11 tied the NFL record for most receiving yards by a tight end over a three-game span, per NBC Sports.

Former first-rounder Brandon Aiyuk rounds off a talented pass catching trio for the Niners. Aiyuk caught 56 passes for 826 yards and five touchdowns this season. In the wild-card win over the Cowboys, Aiyuk lead the team in receiving, catching five passes for 66 yards.

While Adams will be the best receiver playing in this game, the 49ers’ depth at pass-catching positions gives them the edge.

Edge: San Francisco