Originally posted by Legbreaker:
For the 49ers to win this game, they have got to play perfect in the trenches in front of a Cover 2 Man Under shell. Take away Rodgers' deep seam, deep post and deep crossing routes. Force him to challenge our LBs underneath. If we can stay patient, take away the deep ball and apply steady pressure we can contain the GB offense. If they spread with 3 or 4 wideouts, we present a unique problem: our best defenders (Willis, Bowman, McDonald, J. Smith and A. Smith) are still on the field in our "sub" packages...unlike any defense in the league. This will make it difficult for them to play "chuck n' duck" football all day. Additionally, their defense is PAINFULLY average. I am not concerned about our ability to score on these guys. I think this is a winnable game for us. Not easy, but if the Niners play their best football, definitely winnable.
Their defense loves to jump routes. NYG took full advantage of that but Manning got burned on the pick 6. Tom Tolbert said one of the best things I've heard him ever say. He was talking about people questioning whether or not the 49ers can put up 35 or 38 points. He said that shouldn't be the question. The question should be can GB score 35 or 38 points. The 49ers defense is no joke and GB has scored under 30 vs any defense ranked better than 15. On top of that, the best defense they have played, in terms of points allowed, has been ranked 9th at 20.9 ppg.
So, the question should be, can GB score more than 30 vs better defenses, because they have yet to prove it.