49ers, Packers Face Off for Second Year in Row in Playoffs

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:23
If a San Francisco-Green Bay matchup looks familiar in Sunday's wild card round of playoffs, it should. The two teams have faced off three times since the start of the 2012 regular season, including a 45-31 49ers home victory in last season's NFC playoffs. This one is in Green Bay, although the Niners are 3-point favorites – the only road team to be favored on Wild Card Weekend. Bet on the NFL at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus Green Bay actually was having trouble selling tickets to this game because the Packers didn't look like a playoff team until injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned in Week 17 at Chicago after missing nearly two months. He led the Packers to a come-from-behind 33-28 win over the Bears and the NFC North title. The Packers have the worst record of any playoff club at 8-7-1 but are 6-2 this season in games Rodgers has started and finished. San Francisco (12-4) is the NFC's No. 5 seed and enters playing as well as any team in the league with a six-game winning streak. The first of the Niners' 12 wins came Week 1 at home against the Packers. San Francisco won 34-28 in a back-and-forth affair. Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns.

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