coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:11 PM

Green Bay: 15-6 Under away vs. conference opponents
San Francisco: 14-5 ATS off an ATS loss

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:11 PM

The one problem area has been his offensive line, as Rodgers has suffered 54 sacks this season, including three last week. The Niners had just 38 sacks this year (T-11th in NFL), but nearly half of those sacks (19.5) came from second-year DE Aldon Smith.

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:14 PM

A big reason why Rodgers hits the turf so much is because Green Bay's rushing offense is so weak (106.4 YPG, 20th in NFL). This number doesn't expect to rise against the Niners' 4th-ranked run defense (94.2 YPG) that limited the Packers to 45 yards on 14 carries (3.2 YPC) in Week 1.

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:15 PM

Broncos are just 2-5 in their last 7 postseason games dating back to 2003, this after winning seven straight playoff games in '97 and ’98

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:16 PM

Randy Moss has played 62 percent of the offensive snaps over the 49ers' past four games, close to double his percentage previously. He had four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown against Green Bay in Week 1. His 10 postseason touchdowns rank third in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (22) and John Stallworth (12). Moss has 16 touchdown receptions against the Packers, including two in the postseason.

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:16 PM

Green Bay's opponents have completed 54 percent of their passes with 16 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a 75.9 NFL passer rating when targeting wide receivers. The Packers rank eighth in passer rating allowed to wide receivers. Seattle's defense leads the NFL at 67.2.

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:17 PM

Terrell Suggs to Broncos fans: "Be careful, you're not playing in the game."

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:18 PM

For the Packers, the biggest change will be at running back.

In Week 1, the Packers ran 61 offensive plays and 31 of those came without a running back on field. Only seven teams had more than 31 plays without a running back all season long.

With their backs frequently on the bench, the Packers dropped back to pass 85 percent of the time (dropbacks include sacks and scrambles), their highest rate in a game since Aaron Rodgers took over as starter in 2008.

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:18 PM

Kaepernick has been excellent at home this season, completing 67% of his passes for 910 yards (9.2 YPA), 4 TD and 0 INT. He also finished the regular season on a high note with 8.3 YPA, 7 TD and 2 INT in his final three games (99.5 passer rating).

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coleryan Posts:13439 Followers:19
01/12/2013 04:19 PM

The emergence of DuJuan Harris in recent weeks should lead to a different offensive approach for the Packers against the 49ers.

Six Packers running backs had at least 25 runs between the tackles this season and none was more successful than Harris.

Including the playoffs, Harris has averaged a team-high 4.3 yards per rush between the tackles this season. Benson gained only 17 yards on eight rushes between the tackles in Week 1.

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