I agree they need to study some tape of what the Rams, Saints, Seahawks and even the Cardinals did to the Niners. Those teams put up some points on them.

So I know I am being Capt. Obvious but the first thing the Packers need to do run the damn ball.  SF was in the the bottom in 10 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed this year with something like 128 yards per game.  Guys, if the OL plays better this time they run the ball this will keep the 49ers from pinning their ears back and rushing the passer the worst 14-3 team ever has a shot.

I would bet that the leaders on this team are making sure everyone has their heads on straight this time and I think they will come out breathing fire wanting revenge.  

First game pretty much deteriorated when Light replaced Bulaga and there won't be a repeat of that. A very difficult game to win but I don't expect anything close to the drubbing they got in November.

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...Sunday's meeting between the Packers and 49ers will be the 37th time in the Super Bowl era that teams will meet in the playoffs after one team beat the other by at least 25 points during the regular season. The team that won the first meeting is 22-14 in the ensuing matchup...

mrtundra posted:
ammo posted:

I look for Aaron Jones to be the Packers leading receiver.  Whether lined up in a natural WR position or quick passes out of the backfield, Jones will get er done. 

I think GMO will see more balls coming his way. Valdes Scantling, too.

Why?  They've shown zero reason they should be more involved in the pass game other than their spectacular blocking. 

Ervin has more potential as a receiver right now.

The Heckler posted:

I agree they need to study some tape of what the Rams, Saints, Seahawks and even the Cardinals did to the Niners. Those teams put up some points on them.

So I know I am being Capt. Obvious but the first thing the Packers need to do run the damn ball.  SF was in the the bottom in 10 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed this year with something like 128 yards per game.  Guys, if the OL plays better this time they run the ball this will keep the 49ers from pinning their ears back and rushing the passer the worst 14-3 team ever has a shot.

I would bet that the leaders on this team are making sure everyone has their heads on straight this time and I think they will come out breathing fire wanting revenge.  

Maybe they should go with a heavy package a bit with an extra lineman, ala Sherman's Bacon package.  Might bring the safeties closer to the box and free up some routes.  It was also really hard to get to Wilson when the Seahawks brought in an extra lineman, so it can be used for the passing game as well, especially against that d-line.  

RochNyFan posted:
The Heckler posted:

I agree they need to study some tape of what the Rams, Saints, Seahawks and even the Cardinals did to the Niners. Those teams put up some points on them.

So I know I am being Capt. Obvious but the first thing the Packers need to do run the damn ball.  SF was in the the bottom in 10 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed this year with something like 128 yards per game.  Guys, if the OL plays better this time they run the ball this will keep the 49ers from pinning their ears back and rushing the passer the worst 14-3 team ever has a shot.

I would bet that the leaders on this team are making sure everyone has their heads on straight this time and I think they will come out breathing fire wanting revenge.  

Maybe they should go with a heavy package a bit with an extra lineman, ala Sherman's Bacon package.  Might bring the safeties closer to the box and free up some routes.  It was also really hard to get to Wilson when the Seahawks brought in an extra lineman, so it can be used for the passing game as well, especially against that d-line.  

Sorry for the repetitive post.  Replied to an earlier comment before reading a couple of the comments preceding mine.  Great minds think alike.

RochNyFan posted:
 Maybe they should go with a heavy package a bit with an extra lineman, ala Sherman's Bacon package.  Might bring the safeties closer to the box and free up some routes.  It was also really hard to get to Wilson when the Seahawks brought in an extra lineman, so it can be used for the passing game as well, especially against that d-line.  

I like the idea, but the Packers are lucky whenever they have 5 healthy linemen to play. Playing 6 would seem like mocking fate.

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michiganjoe posted:

First game pretty much deteriorated when Light replaced Bulaga...

First game was a train wreck from the get go for the offense.  

Started bad and stayed bad:

  • Fumble by Rodgers - SF recovered at 2 yard line/scored one play later
  • Punt
  • Punt
  • Punt
  • Downs
  • Punt 
  • Punt
  • Punt

 

Somehow I think we can do better.

 What gives me hope is how Seattle, Baltimore, Rams, and Arizona played well against the 49ers.

What concerns me is - who knows what MLF is trying to run better than Shanahan and Saleh ??

Gotta start strong .  

 

13X posted:
Boris posted:

You have to admit.....you DID say they would be "one & done" & that may still happen....but you have to also admit they have improved as a team. 

You said....

Deep run = appearance in NFC Championship Game, IIRC. 

If they win on Sunday vs. the Lions, do you still think they will make it to the NFC CG?

Boris I believe I said they look like a one and done playoff team. Please correct me if Iโ€™m wrong. Yes they have surprised me and even if they lose the next 2 it was an amazing season especially with a rookie head coach. 

1 "deep run" at your service sir.

Pulled this from the NFC North Champions thread. 

What say you now, @13X 

Depends when he posted that.  If it was WK15 he could have been referring to the last 2 games of the regular season.  At that point it looked 95% certain that we'd have faced NOS in the divisional round.  Had they not lost to MIN I would have guessed we lose that game.  Easy in hindsight to say we beat NOS after MIN beat them but very few in WK15 would have given GB much of a shot at beating them in the playoffs.

YATittle posted:

What gets me is that I was figuring we'd have to address slot receiver in the draft but Ervin may be The Guy there next year. As well as an adequate returner.

No he won't.  He's a short RB.  He's not a slot guy even though it would be nice if he could show something to get them to the Super Bowl. 

Draft WR early and FA.  Zomboing it is okay for the playoffs and Super Bowl but it's rarely a long term answer.  Too many "potentials" flaming out over the years.

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