Packers -5.5 over 49ers
I gave out my pick for the early game on Saturday yesterday, so let’s take a look at the Saturday night game where the 49ers head into Lambeau Field as 5.5 point underdogs.
After watching San Francisco and Jimmy G’s pathetic job of closing out what should have been an easy win against the Cowboys, I simply can’t put my money on him against Aaron Rodgers. Since their Week 1 debacle, Rodgers and the Packers have played a nearly perfect season, proving that they are by far the best and most well rounded team in the NFC, possibly the league.
The 49ers will have to lean heavily on the run early against the Packers top rated pass defense, but Green Bay will of course know that and be able to load the box and force Jimmy G to beat them (which ain’t happening). On the flip side, one of the big strengths of the 49ers defense is being able put pressure on the QB while only rushing four, but they may have to get more creative with blitz packages if Nick Bosa is unable to return from his concussion he sustained against the Cowboys.
Rodgers should be able to pick apart the 49ers secondary either way, whether they give him all day to throw or blitz more than usual. I expect another feather in the cap of Rodgers’ incredible MVP season and a chance to go back to another Super Bowl with Green Bay, hosting either the Rams or Bucs next week in the NFC Championship game after a double digit win.