Jaire Alexander is active for the Green Bay Packers in Saturday's NFC Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers, but AJ Dillon remains out.
The injury report for the NFC Divisional Round highlights the difference between how the Packers and San Francisco 49ers reached this stage.
Green Bay has played must-win games for a month, while many of San Francisco's key starters have rested for the past three weeks. However, the Packers will have most of their roster available on Saturday night at Levi's Stadium.
The Packers only officially ruled out one player before the game, edge rusher Kingsley Enagbare, who reportedly suffered a torn ACL last week. He is still part of the 53-man roster and not on injured reserve, which is why he's on the injury report.
The 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Clelin Ferrell, who has 3.5 sacks this season. But they are almost at full strength entering their playoff opener.
Green Bay upset the Dallas Cowboys a week ago, becoming the first-ever seventh seed to win a playoff game. Can the Packers do it again by taking down the top seed in the conference? Victory would send Green Bay to the NFC Championship Game against the Detroit Lions or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But first, they must win on Saturday night. Here are the inactives for both teams.
Packers vs. 49ers inactives NFC Divisional Round
- WR Malik Heath
- RB AJ Dillon
- S Benny Sapp III
- LB Kingsley Enagbare
- LB Brenton Cox Jr.
- T Caleb Jones
- QB Brandon Allen
- OL Matt Pryor
- WR Ronnie Bell
- LB Jalen Graham
- CB Samuel Womack III
- DL Alex Barrett
- DL T.Y. McGill
The pressure is off Matt LaFleur's team. They sure looked like they were playing without fear last week against the Cowboys, embracing the role of underdogs. They are a dangerous team in the playoffs. A red-hot quarterback-running back combo makes any team hard to stop, and the Packers have that with Jordan Love and Aaron Jones.
Beating San Francisco is easily Green Bay's toughest task of the season. There's no shame in losing to a team built to win now. The Packers are building for the future, but they won't view it that way. This is an opportunity. They can again play without fear in a game nobody expects them to win. But if they can find a way to pull off the upset, they will move within a game of the Super Bowl.