The Packers has been a consistent NFC powerhouse with Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers running the show, knocking on the door for the third time in a row appeared the NFC Championship Game after finishing with 13 wins for the third year in a row. Rodgers, in particular, is poised to potentially take home a second consecutive MVP award, and ahead of Saturday’s division round game against 49ers, he has two consecutive wins against San Francisco. However, the Niners caused him more trouble than most major games, leaving him facing a few losses in 2019, including that year’s NFC title game in which the Packers 27-0 lead at halftime. In total, Rodgers lost to San Francisco 0-3 in the playoffs.
Does history suggest that the 49ers will face another disappointment this weekend? We think not. Here are three reasons Rodgers and the Packers are ready to get right back into the NFC Championship Game:
1. San Francisco has a QB . problem
In fact, they have several. That was a big deal in the road playoffs, in Lambeau, in a short week, with Rodgers. For one, who started Jimmy Garoppolo – at peak fitness during the 49ers’ NFC title win over Green Bay in 2019 – is battling a shoulder injury he says affects every throw. It’s just the latest in a long list of ailments that injured Garoppolo has suffered this season, making fouling that is already quite dependent on running first even one-sided. Jimmy G is an effective “background” QB at his best (already a disadvantage compared to Rodgers), but he will almost certainly not be in full swing.
The replacement is the 49ers pivot to rookie Trey Lance, who has had the experience of starting from the very beginning in place of Garoppolo this year. What Lance offers is additional juice as a ground threat, allowing Kyle Shanahan to double down on his running game, which he compensates with a proven utter lack of experience. as a passerby – leave alone on the frozen road of Green Bay to start the play-offs! Yes, he can help Packers guess old for a while, but no matter how you cut it, the home team still has the crucial advantage in the most important position.
2. Aaron Rodgers is more confident than ever
What a year for A-Rod. He went from entertaining rumors of leaving Green Bay to being a great week 1 disappointment and then the theme of NFLThe biggest controversy about COVID. And here he is, another 13 wins, along with a second consecutive MVP title, playing some of the best football of his Hall of Fame career. It’s not an exaggeration to say he’s in top form, right there with the same old age brave cat – never been cooler and more confident with his arms and abilities.
Brady may have the edge in playoff success, and who likes Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen They can make or prolong more big plays with their feet, but no one throws the ball as easily and reacts as well to the receiver at the other end, like Rodgers. His seamless connection with Davante Adams alone should have DeMeco Ryans and the 49ers’ defense at night until the start. Yes, he is yet to beat San Francisco in post-season, but he has all the tools to fix that streak this week.
3. Packers are getting healthy at the right time
While San Francisco ponders the smart course of action at QB, where health can affect outcomes, the Packers are busy welcoming at least a few back – and possibly a long list – famous reinforcements. Ball star sign David Bakhtiari returned to the roster in Week 18 and has now had more time off to fully recover as Rodgers’ blind side guard. Winger No. 1 Jare Alexander hope to return on Saturday outside. Run back to the top Aaron Jones also on the way back, as well as a support service provider De’Vondre Campbell and handle it right Billy Turner, who missed the last four games of 2021.
Green Bay is already very dangerous. LaFleur’s roster has won 13 games and is the NFC’s No. 1 seed, remember. Adding or subtracting one or two of those names back to the roster would go a long way in promoting an already very strong Rodgers at home.
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