It’s been nearly four months since the 49ers kicked off the 2012 season with a 30-22 victory against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. By virtue of their 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the Packers are headed to Candlestick for the 5 p.m. PT Saturday kickoff against the 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round.
Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to an 11-5 record and the NFC North title in the regular season, earning the No. 3 seed in the postseason. The 49ers and Packers and no strangers to each other in the playoffs. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com took a look back at the rich postseason history between the two proud franchises over the years.
“When the third-seeded Green Bay Packers visit Candlestick Park on Saturday to face the No. 2 seed 49ers, it’ll be their sixth postseason meeting,” Maiocco wrote. “But it’ll be the first time Chico native Aaron Rodgers has played in San Francisco in his career. And it’ll be the first playoff appearance for Colin Kaepernick.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks ahead to the playoff matchup with the Pack as the 49ers open their Quest for Six.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group previewed the 49ers-Packers.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee examined Colin Kaeperinck’s role heading into his first postseason game.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle looked ahead to the weekend and passed along comments from Rodgers about Kaepernick.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated named Ahmad Brooks, Anthony Davis, Dashon Goldson and Mike Iupati to his 2012 All-Pro team.
Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about Rodgers’ upcoming first visit to Candlestick Park.
Maiocco discussed the Week 1 rematch between San Francisco and Green Bay.
Inman looked at how the 49ers have fared against Rodgers in the past.
Branch examined the differences between both teams since their Week 1 contest.
Mike Sando highlighted five storylines to keep an eye on this weekend.
Vic Ketchman of Packers.com analyzed the changes in the 49ers and Packers since Week 1.
LaMichael James was one of 11 rookies to be profiled in Gatorade’s season-long Everything to Prove video series.
Branch discussed Greg Roman’s ties to other football personnel throughout the league that attended John Carroll University.
Maiocco spoke to LB Parys Haralson, who is recovering from a triceps injury that kept him out of the entire 2012 season.
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