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Thursday Cheese Curds: Former Packers QB believes team has edge over 49ers

Kurt Benkert, who has played for both the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers, thinks elimination game experience favors the Packers.

NFL: DEC 12 Bears at Packers Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

If you think the power rankings ended after the regular season, do we have some news for you. Not only are people still power-ranking the teams that are still alive in the playoffs, but they’re doing the same for the remaining quarterbacks in the postseason.

There’s also plenty of analysis going around as people attempt to preview and nail a prediction for the upcoming Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup. After everyone was caught on the wrong end of last week’s game, though, we’re not sure any of these predictions actually end up mattering in the end.

NFL Power Rankings: Packers, Texans reach new heights heading into Divisional Round | NFL.com

Green Bay is finally starting to earn the respect of the national media after winning four straight and going 7-2 in their last nine games.

2024 NFL QB Power Rankings: Packers’ Jordan Love, Bills’ Josh Allen highlight enticing divisional round crop | CBS Sports

The Brock Purdy vs. Jordan Love debates are going to be red hot after this week’s game. At least for now, CBS Sports has Purdy ahead of Love, though, they admit their ranking “doesn’t do justice to Love.”

Why ex-49ers, Packers QB Benkert gives Green Bay advantage vs. SF | NBC Sports Bay Area

The age-old rust vs. rest debate has finally become part of the analysis for this upcoming game.

Packers Will Not Replace Anders Carlson for Playoffs | Packer Central

Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia really didn’t want to talk about the team’s missed kicks in his weekly presser this week. I’m not sure I blame him. It’s way too late in the game to switch kickers.

How a career in the Packers trenches led to the creation of a winery in California | WBAY

Three Fat Guys Winery is a great name. They also raise money for youth sports, which is nice.

Diaper Company Tells Customers to ‘Make More Babies’ | Newsweek

I guess if dropping birthrates are really going to be a problem, diaper companies would be something like a canary in a coal mine.