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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has had a lot of success against the Green Bay Packers. In three starts, including the playoffs, he has never lost to them. He will have a tougher task on Sunday considering he is behind one of the worst offensive lines he has ever played with.
Still, given his history against Green Bay, there is reason for optimism. Since 2012, he has a 101.3 passer rating against the Packers. He has completed 60% of his passes for 902 passing yards, six touchdowns, two interceptions, 301 rushing yards, and two rushing touchdowns.
He'll need to have another great game against Green Bay if he hopes to help his team rebound from back-to-back blowout road losses. Last week against the Arizona Cardinals, he had a career low 16.7 passer rating, which included four interceptions. He will need better protection from his offensive line, who has allowed Kaepernick to be pressured on 43.2% of his drop backs - a league high per Pro Football Focus.
He will likely be missing one of his favorite targets in TE Vernon Davis. Davis missed team practices on Wednesday and Thursday and went back into the weight room after briefly warming up on Friday. He is highly questionable to play on Sunday.
Here are some statistics from Kaepernick's career starts against the Packers.
|Jan 12, 2013||17||31||263||2||1||181||2||91.2|
|Sep 8, 2013||27||39||412||3||0||22||0||129.4|
|Jan 5, 2014||16||30||227||1||1||98||0||75.3|