Commenter Stu presents: The Packers' Increasingly Lost Season -- Playoffs edition
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- January 3, 2014 - 3:05 PM
If you want to know another reason why, just look at this week’s opponent. The San Francisco 49ers are coming to town, and the Lambeau faithful are sadly aware of what that means. The Niners -- who are road favorites in this game, mind you -- have eaten Green Bay’s lunch of late regardless of location, and in the unfriendly playoff confines of Daunte’s House, it’s hard to imagine Aaron Rodgers, Money Matt or even former Vikings great Brett Favre doing much to change that. You’re better off hoping that this is finally the week that the Green Bay defense finally buys into Dom Capers’ system.
(It’s worth reminding you that Capers went to night school in the offseason to figure out how to beat Colin Kaepernick and the read option after the Niners blew their doors off in the playoffs. This resulted in Green Bay giving up 412 passing yards and 34 points to the same team in yet another loss to San Francisco in this season’s Week 1 rematch. That game was also notable for working-actor-who-dabbles-in-football Clay Matthews tackling Kaepernick by the neck about 40 yards out of bounds. The former is out for this game. It won’t matter.)
In an increasingly lost season, can Green Bay, doubted by the nation and even their own “loyal” fans, pull an upset for the ages at Daunte’s House? No. No, they can’t.
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