The Packers drove down the field before halftime, but the 49ers luckily caught a break with Mason Crosby missing a 44-yard field goal. Green Bay's first drive of the game resulted in a touchdown thanks to an illegal contact penalty. Aaron Rodgers went 6-of-8 passing for 68 yards on that drive and threw his 11th touchdown of the season, with tight end Richard Rodgers on the receiving end.
It took until the middle of the second quarter for the 49ers to finally respond. A 40-yard spark from Quinton Patton helped the 49ers move within the five, but two back-to-back sacks by the Packers defense from Nick Perry and Jay Elliott backed San Francisco to the 22. The 49ers were kept out of the end zone as kicker Phil Dawson connected on a 33-yard attempt.
Colin Kaepernick had done a little bit of both for the 49ers, running and passing the football. Kaepernick has 43 on the ground and 78 through the air. The Packers still haven't found a way to keep him in the pocket.
Meanwhile, the Packers have run the ball on the ground with four different players, with wide receivers Randall Cobb and rookie Ty Montgomery both lining up in the backfield. The group has combined to give the Packers 52 rushing yards.
Injuries: Sam Shields was slow to get up after attempting to tackle 49ers tight end Vance McDonald. He jogged off the field but grabbed his knee on the sidelines. The Packers haven't given an update about his status, yet.
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