Game Day: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

Oct 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM


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Today, the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) will host the Green Bay Packers (3-0) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Packers are coming off of a 38-28 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers are coming off of a 47-7 defeat against the Arizona Cardinals.


The 49ers are looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses in which the team has been outscored a combined 90-25. In fact, the 49ers have been outscored 60-10 in the first half alone over the past two weeks.

The last time the 49ers faced a potential future Hall of Fame quarterback - Ben Roethlisberger - he completed 21 of 27 passes for 369 yards, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 155.8. Now the defense has the tough task of stopping another in the Packers' Aaron Rodgers. Through three games, Rodgers has completed 73.6% of his passes for 771 yards, 10 touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 135.4. Opposing defenses have only gotten to him three times.

For the 49ers, QB Colin Kaepernick has thrown four interceptions and been sacked eight times behind a shaky offensive line. His 16.7 passer rating against the Cardinals was the lowest of his NFL career. According to Pro Fooball Focus, Kaepernick has been pressured on 43.2% of his drop backs, which is the highest percentage in the league. The three worst rated players on offense are along the offensive line. More specifically, along the right side in C Marcus Martin, RT Erik Pears, and RG Jordan Devey.

Despite the team's flaws, head coach Jim Tomsula stated this week that there were no plans to shake the roster up.

On the bright side, Kaepernick has played very well against the Packers in the past. He has never lost to them during the regular season or the playoffs and has a passer rating of 101.3 against Green Bay. In his three starts against the Packers, Kaepernick has completed 60% of his passes for 902 passing yards, six touchdowns, two interceptions, 301 rushing yards, and two rushing touchdowns.

TE Vernon Davis (knee) missed team practices on Wednesday and Thursday and only warmed up on Friday before heading back into the weight room. It is unlikely he will play. On the other hand, RB Reggie Bush (calf) has practiced all week and looks to return for the first time since his week 1 injury against the Minnesota Vikings.

49ers Inactive: Vernon Davis, DeAndrew White, Mike Davis, Shareece Wright, Ian Silberman, Mike Purcell and Brandon Thomas.


Kickoff: Sunday, October 4 at 1:25 PM PT

Television: The game will be televised on FOX (Check 506 Sports to see if it is local)

Bay Area Radio: KGO 810 & The Bone 107.7 (Other radio affiliates)

Spanish Radio: KTRB 860

Australian Radio: Triple M

All-Time Matchup: Packers lead series 34-30-1

Last Meeting: 1/5/14, 49ers win 23-20, at GB

Current Streak: Won 4

Betting: The Packers are 7.5 point favorites.

NFL Fan Picks: 78% pick the Packers to win according to Yahoo! Sports

49ers Fan Picks: Within our Pick 'em Contest, 77% believe the Packers will win

49ers Schedule: View full schedule

Packers News: Packers news at Problitz.com

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Injury Report

TeamPosPlayerInjuryStatus
Packers WR Davante Adams Ankle Questionable
Packers S Morgan Burnett Calf Questionable
Packers WR Randall Cobb Shoulder Probable
Packers CB Demetri Goodson Hamstring Doubtful
Packers DE Datone Jones Head Probable
Packers RB Eddie Lacy Ankle Probable
Packers LB Mike Neal Groin Probable
Packers S Sean Richardson Ankle Probable
Packers RB Aaron Ripkowski Shoulder Probable
Packers LB Jake Ryan Hamstring Doubtful
49ers CB Kenneth Acker Back Probable
49ers G Alex Boone Shoulder Probable
49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Not injury related Probable
49ers LB Ahmad Brooks Shoulder Probable
49ers RB Reggie Bush Calf Probable
49ers TE Vernon Davis Knee Doubtful
49ers WR Bruce Ellington Ankle Probable
49ers S L.J. McCray Hip Probable
49ers TE Vance McDonald Knee Probable
49ers S Eric Reid Hip Probable

Game Averages (Rank)

Packers 49ers
32.0 (4th)
Offense Pts
15.0 (32nd)
377.0 (8th)
Offense Yds
320.0 (23rd)
249.3 (15th)
Offense Pass
172.0 (30th)
127.7 (9th)
Offense Rush
148.0 (2nd)
22.7 (14th)
Defense Pts Allowed
31.0 (31st)
350.7 (17th)
Defense Yds Allowed
382.3 (25th)
223.0 (11th)
Defense Pass Allowed
284.3 (28th)
127.7 (27th)
Defense Rush Allowed
98.0 (14th)

Game Articles

Aaron Rodgers next test for 49ers' beleaguered defense
ESPN

Preview: Packers at 49ers
The Mercury News

Slumping 49ers Face Undefeated Packers Sunday
NBC

No free plays: 49ers wary of opportunistic Aaron Rodgers
Sacramento Bee

Rodgers makes defenses jumpy: 'Have to keep playing'
CSN Bay Area

49ers' defense needs to be in a 'zone' against Aaron Rodgers
ESPN

49ers notes: Reggie Bush ready to rejoin offense Sunday
Sacramento Bee

Reggie Bush expected to play against Green Bay Packers
The Mercury News

Will Aaron Rodgers feast on 49ers' defense?
San Francisco Chronicle

Moving target: Kaepernick's been a riddle for Packers ... and 49ers
Sacramento Bee

Packers' Davante Adams, Morgan Burnett doubtful
NFL.com

49ers game vs. Green Bay Packers
Sacramento Bee

Behind enemy lines: get to know the Pack
Niners Digest
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