NFL RUSH
Packers vs. 49ers: Who Will Win?

The Packers travel to San Francisco to meet the 49ers on Saturday at 8:00 ET on NBC.  Who will win? You can decide with the help of some keys to success for both squads.


Why the Packers will win:


1. A-Rod: QB Aaron Rodgers had another MVP-caliber season but it was overshadowed by the more flashy stories of Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson. He was the most efficient starting QB in the NFL with a 108.0 passer rating, throwing for the second most TDs (39) and just eight interceptions.


2. KUUUHHHHNNN!: Against one of the most dangerous pass-rushes, the most important weapon can be the fullback and there are few FBs out there better than John Kuhn. Add in his ability to punch in short yardage TDs (he had two in the WIld Card game) and he's an X-factor you won't want to overlook.


3. Sack-tastic: The Packers had the second-most sacks in the NFL this season with 51, led by LB Clay Matthew's 13 sacks. With an inexperienced QB on the other side, the Packers will force some quick decisions and probably a few mistakes.

 

Why the 49ers will win:


1. Big Men on Defense: The 49ers defense allowed the second fewest yards per game in the regular season and posted 41 sacks. The defense is led by sack-machine Aldon Smith who brought QBs down with 19.5 sacks this season.


2. Gore!: RB Frank Gore had another impressive season rushing for 1,214 yards with 4.7 yards per carry. The 49ers will need to rely on the power run game to beat the Packers D.


3. X-Factors: This is more of an "if." If QB Colin Kaepernick can stay calm and use WR Michael Crabtree in space, this game will be much easier. We'll finally see what "Kap" is made of.

 

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  • San Francisco 49ers

    December 31, 2013

    meats · draftee

    49ers will beat the breaks of green bay they going to learn today

  • Green Bay Packers

    July 27, 2013

    argreenbay85 · draftee

    packers

  • San Francisco 49ers

    July 2, 2013

    mauricio863 · draftee

    49ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 5, 2013

    jeesejr · draftee

    go pack go

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 14, 2013

    ravesgo20 · draftee

    Kaepernick killed rodgers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    packcharge · draftee

    it's a shootout

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    packcharge · draftee

    go pack go!

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    packcharge · draftee

    that should have been a pick by the pack just a second ago! so close! go pack go!

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 12, 2013

    dylanfeaton2468 · draftee

    49er

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 12, 2013

    dylanfeaton2468 · draftee

    49ers are going to win

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    greenbay20005 · draftee

    come on !!!!!!!:-)

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    gavin421 · draftee

    Go pack go!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    January 12, 2013

    rypat · draftee

    packers

  • Chicago Bears

    January 12, 2013

    jacobmidgley · draftee

    49ers

  • Los Angeles Rams

    January 12, 2013

    ramsfan300 · draftee

    go packers i am a rams fan so i dont like the niners so that means GO PACKERS

  • Atlanta Falcons

    January 12, 2013

    armfield · draftee

    i'm for the 49ers but Packers will pull off the win if they get there running game going

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 12, 2013

    ian5463 · draftee

    49ers will win no dout about it

  • Minnesota Vikings

    January 12, 2013

    coolcharchar · draftee

    go 49ers

  • Miami Dolphins

    January 12, 2013

    m1fins · draftee

    49ers

  • New England Patriots

    January 12, 2013

    gabster02 · draftee

    THE PACK

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    January 12, 2013

    elmoswag · draftee

    go pack

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    January 12, 2013

    logan198q · draftee

    de pack gotta win it

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 12, 2013

    miguelthebeast00 · draftee

    go 49ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    madisonmadog · practice squad

    I love the packers

  • New England Patriots

    January 12, 2013

    brady390 · rookie

    Go Packers!!! Let's see what Kapernick can do too

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    aww · draftee

    go pack go

  • Atlanta Falcons

    January 12, 2013

    falcons0305 · draftee

    BOO PACK BOO

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 12, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    justin smith matters hes playing boo

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 12, 2013

    camisbeast2001 · draftee

    Packers!

  • Detroit Lions

    January 11, 2013

    pups · draftee

    go pack go!!!!!

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 11, 2013

    carlos82 · draftee

    it is liking saying chesse or GOLD

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 11, 2013

    ironboy98 · draftee

    49ers win... bye bye greenbay

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 11, 2013

    elantony65 · draftee

    go baltimore ravens

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 11, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    Pack the gold away, i not felling the gold rush but Cheese Fever

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 11, 2013

    brandon7982 · draftee

    gopackgo

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 11, 2013

    ilovepack9 · rookie

    do do do do do do GoPackGo

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 11, 2013

    49ersjoemontana2 · draftee

    Bradytakers, if u say packers can beat the 49ers any day, why did the 49ers already beat the packers? Oh Snap!

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 11, 2013

    sebas22437 · draftee

    9ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 11, 2013

    bradytakers · draftee

    packers can beat smith or kapernick iny day

  • New England Patriots

    January 11, 2013

    codeex12 · draftee

    packs

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    nflrules49 · draftee

    duh niners

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers are goin to the superbowl

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    aldon smith is goin to sack aaron rodgers lots of times

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    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers lets go

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    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    san francisco

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers are going to win the superbowl

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    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers got this baby

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    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    san francisco

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    miguelthebeast00 · draftee

    niners gunna win their defense will shut aaron rodgers down aldon smith and colin kaerernick and frank gore and crabtree will handle offence

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    Pack goes on 35-14 and beats Seattle 20-14

  • New York Jets

    January 10, 2013

    youngjet12345 · draftee

    packers win by shut out 21 3

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    green bay

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    green bay

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    Packers

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    Packers

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    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    Go packers

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    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    aaron rodgers

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    im Going packers

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 10, 2013

    henri345 · draftee

    im Going packers on this one

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 10, 2013

    hawksnation81 · veteran

    packers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    josephchacho · draftee

    packs win 35 to 17

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 10, 2013

    sammager · rookie

    but packers need beter defence

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 10, 2013

    sammager · rookie

    packers

  • Minnesota Vikings

    January 10, 2013

    eeprod12345 · draftee

    packers win 45 to 35

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    49ersjoemontana2 · draftee

    49ers already beat packs so.... 49ERS WIN

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    bnowacek · practice squad

    Thank you timothy622

  • Chicago Bears

    January 10, 2013

    timothy622 · draftee

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  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    4david40cool · draftee

    pach atack

  • Indianapolis Colts

    January 10, 2013

    hikerbiker · rookie

    packers will play the falcons next week

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 10, 2013

    lollrandy1133 · draftee

    packers will have to play really hard to beat the 49ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    triadthunder · draftee

    GB got this!

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    packers will most liely win

  • Chicago Bears

    January 10, 2013

    dcforte · 2nd string

    pacs

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    January 10, 2013

    geebron · draftee

    49ers

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    January 10, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    49ers will win!

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    January 10, 2013

    bengalsrock1099 · draftee

    SF WIN

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    January 10, 2013

    robocop312 · draftee

    49ers

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 10, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    packers

  • Cleveland Browns

    January 10, 2013

    evano60 · draftee

    49ers go to the super bowl and then lose to the ravens

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 10, 2013

    xxclaymaker52xx · draftee

    go pack go!!!!

  • Denver Broncos

    January 10, 2013

    illyaas18rafiq · draftee

    lets go 49ners!

  • Denver Broncos

    January 9, 2013

    timjohn · 2nd string

    packers but i am going

  • New England Patriots

    January 9, 2013

    ickybicky · draftee

    packers d need to step up

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 9, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    49ers will win

  • Detroit Lions

    January 9, 2013

    ethanabourne · draftee

    packers will win and play the seahawks

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 9, 2013

    melikegreen · draftee

    packs

  • New England Patriots

    January 9, 2013

    Tberry27 · starter

    49ers are going to win

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 9, 2013

    austinx1 · draftee

    49ers is going to win the super bowl

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 9, 2013

    pp9602 · draftee

    49ers have the edge

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 9, 2013

    jcham · draftee

    everyone knows the 49ers are going to win

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    January 9, 2013

    josebroncos84 · draftee

    49ers

  • New York Giants

    January 9, 2013

    nicks888 · draftee

    Close call but I think its the 9ers

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 9, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    I picked 49ers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 9, 2013

    pedrocruz · draftee

    pakers

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 9, 2013

    bryce87777 · practice squad

    First comment.

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 9, 2013

    flatecal · practice squad

    packers win 27-23

  • Detroit Lions

    January 9, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    wow interesting

  • New York Giants

    January 9, 2013

    jocotl · 2nd string

    packers 31 san francisco 13