Originally posted by okdkid:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:I'm worried about this game, mainly because Kaepernick has never played at Lambeau field in their freezing environment. Before Alex beat them in the opening week last year (not a freezing setting though), the 49ers had not won at Lambeau in two DECADES.
I understand we match up well for the most part. But my gut tells me it will be a lot harder than people think for us to score. We need some semblance of a running game and GREAT pass protection to help Kaepernick. I don't see him handling the frozen tundra and the roar of Lambeau Cheese-heads very well. If they can cause him to panic, it'll be a rough go.
This isn't to be negative, this is to say some people should take some things into consideration, and certain people perhaps should settle down with their "blowout" expectations. The Packers are far better than their record indicates, as they had no quarterback for half the season. Just some things to keep in mind, to look at this objectively.
It's the playoffs. They're all tough games. But of our potential match ups... this is as good as you could have hoped.
In my opinion, the easiest matchup would've been @ Dallas. Terrible defense, backup QB, dome.
In Green Bay it's: Bad defense, MVP-caliber QB, outdoor with temperatures in the teens and snow expected next Sunday. It's exactly the kind of arena Green Bay loves to play in. Understandably, it's difficult to play anywhere on the road in the post-season, but Lambeau is most definitely considered one of the most difficult places to play in in the playoffs. It might be in the top 5 even, with Seattle, New Orleans, New England, and Pittsburgh being among some of the others.