49ers will face Packers on January 12
Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM | Comments
The Green Bay Packers' 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday will send them to San Francisco on January 12th, setting up a rematch of the week 1 contest that the 49ers won 30-22.
The game will kick off at 5 PM Pacific.
The 49ers earned the NFC's #2 seed in the playoffs and set themselves up to face the strongest team coming out of the Wildcard round. Getting a jump on game planning, San Francisco has been preparing for the Packers this week, despite the possibility of playing the winner of the Seahawks-Redskins matchup had the Vikings beaten the Packers.
After losing to the Vikings in the regular season finale and surrendering the NFC's second seed to the 49ers, the Packers more than handled Minnesota, who was without quarterback Christian Ponder.
The Packers offense generated 326 yards of total offense while the defense allowed 324. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 23 of 33 for 274 yards passing and a touchdown. The Packer defense help Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to 99 yards rushing.