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Divisional Round: Packers vs. 49ers

It's a week 1 rematch between two of the favorites in the NFC. Can the Packers repeat history and pull out an upset in San Francisco to advance to the NFC Championship?

Film Study: How Not to Defend the Zone Read

Erik Walden and company show the best way to ensure that a read option play will burn your defense for a touchdown.

A Loss Of Identity

The postseason defines what a team is and how they will be remembered. On Saturday night the Packers defined who they were in 2012 by forgetting their identity and trying to be who they wanted to be instead of playing to their strengths.

Packers embarrassed by an ostrich

Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers rushing attack absolutely decimated the Green Bay Packers to book a place in the NFC Championship game.

Packers vs. 49ers: Second half thread

Chat with APC during the second half of the NFC divisional round playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

Packers vs. 49ers: Game thread

Come and chat with APC while the Green Bay Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL playoffs.

Donald Driver is active

Donald Driver is active for the Green Bay Packers, while Alex Green is a healthy scratch.

What caused Rodgers' average Week 1?

Vote in our poll and discuss what exactly contained Aaron Rodgers the first time he faced the 49ers.

Justin Smith's health key on Saturday

If Justin Smith is limited in any way, it could open things up for the Green Bay Packers.

K.I.S.S. The Past Goodbye

The San Francisco 49ers are not a complex team, but that does not make them easy to defeat. It’s going to take smart and tough football focusing on the little things in order to erase a week 1 defeat and advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Bookies stay taking money baths

Everyone still thinks that the 49ers are going to win by a field goal.

Holding The Line

The Packers continue to define their 2012 season with a rematch against the San Francisco 49ers. Can the Packers do a better job of playing in the trenches this time around? Or will Marshall Newhouse and company struggle to control the game again?

TV and radio info for Packers-Niners

The NFL playoffs resume on Saturday, with the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers playing the late game.

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And down go the Pack

The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the NFC Championship after Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore tore the Green Bay Packers' defense to pieces.

Five Questions with NN

Devin got the chance to ask questions of David Fucillo of Niners Nation, the 49ers' SB Nation blog. Come see his take on some important injuries to the Niners and his ideas on how to attack the 49ers' defense.

Winning the field position battle

Jeremy Ross and Tim Masthay are going to be key players for the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Because the Packers and Niners are so evenly matched, field position and special teams should decide the game.

Defending the read option

The Green Bay Packers defending the read option well last week, but that's mostly because Joe Webb wasn't a passing threat. Colin Kaepernick has a cannon. The Pack will have to be on their game on Saturday.

Nelson, Cobb Limited in Practice, but Improving

Mike McCarthy continues to bring Packers fans good news on the health front this week.

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Packers-Niners Injury Updates: All Systems Go

Both the Packers and the 49ers look to have all their key players on the field and healthy for Saturday night's game in San Francisco. All key players are listed as probable.

Moving Down The Line

The Packers defense has changed a great deal since week 1, but one of the more underrated moves maybe B.J. Raji’s move to DE. Could his improved play be the difference for the Packers against the 49ers?

Helping Prepare?

After Saturday's game against the Minnesota Vikings coach McCarthy said playing Joe Webb helped the defense prepare for the 49ers. Considering the vast differences between the two offenses it may not have helped as much as you think.

Wednesday Injury Report: Nelson Still Hobbled

Jordy Nelson's injury is the most concerning of the injuries to key Packers that showed up on Wednesday's injury report.

Packers vs. 49ers: Video preview

Niners Nation did a video preview of the Packers and 49ers' game this Saturday, looking at some key matchups.

Niners slight favorites over Packers

It looks like Vegas got this one just right.

Freshness not guaranteed

The Packers & 49ers have used two different models on defense. The Packers have favoring to keep snap counts lower throughout the season and the Niners keeping one core group of players together for large majority of defensive snaps. Is one better?

(Roster) Changes: Turn and Face the Strange

APC examines the changes that have taken place to both the Packers' and 49ers' rosters since the two teams' week one meeting at Lambeau Field.

Are We A Better Team Now?

It's a simple question with a complex answer, are the Packers a better team now than they were back in week 1? As the team travels to San Francisco to play the 49ers again it's a good time to discuss how far Green Bay has come.