GREEN BAY PACKERS (0-0) VS. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-0) (FOX)
WHEN: 4:25 p.m. est September
WHERE: Candelstick Park
TV: Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (analyst) with Pam Oliver on the sideline for FOX.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog
QB AARON RODGERS has 100+ rating in 4 consecutive seasons, tied with HOFer STEVE YOUNG for longest streak. Has led NFL in rating 2 years in row. Incl. playoffs, GB is 29-2 (.935) when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating
Rookie RB EDDIE LACY was MVP of SEC Champ Game & Off. MVP of BCS National Champ Game
Last year, WR JAMES JONES led NFL with career-high 14 rec. TDs. WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB became 1st player in NFL history with 900+ KR (964) & 900+ rec. (954) yards in same season (2012). Has kick-return TD (KR or PR) in each of 1st 2 career Kickoff Weekends. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), WR JORDY NELSON & Jones are tied for 2nd among NFL WRs with 22 rec. TDs. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY had 61 catches last year, most in season by TE in team history
LB CLAY MATTHEWS had team-best 13 sacks & has 10+ sacks in 3 of 4 career seasons. S MORGAN BURNETT led team with 122 tackles in 2012. LB A.J. HAWK ranked 2nd (120). CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has 15 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL since 2010 (incl. playoffs)
QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 7-3 as starter (incl. playoffs) & has 100.2 rating. In Div. Playoff vs. GB, rushed for 181 yards, most by QB in NFL history. Also had 2 pass & 2 rush TDs in contest
RB FRANK GORE rushed for 1,214 yards in 2012, his team-record 6th 1,000-yard season. Is club leader with 8,839 career rush yards & 51 career rush TDs. Has TD in all 4 meetings vs. GB (incl. playoffs)
In 5 career games vs. GB (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS has 23.2 avg. & 4 TDs. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 36 TDs. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN makes SF debut. Had 4 TDs in 4 2012 playoff games with Bal
Last year, 49ers led NFC in total defense (294.4 yards per game) & pass defense (200.2). Ranked 2nd in run defense (94.2). Pro Bowl LB ALDON SMITH led NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks in 2012. Has 33.5 sacks, most by player in 1st 2 seasons. Pro Bowl LB NA VORRO BOWMAN led team with 143 tackles in 2012. Pro Bowl LB PATRICK WILLIS was 2nd with 120.
From the Dope Sheet:
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. 49ers:
- All-time regular season: 30-26-1
- All-time postseason: 4-2
- All-time, in San Francisco: 11-17-1 (includes four postseason meetings)
- Streaks: The Packers have won nine of the last 10 in the regular season and 13 of the last 16 (including playoffs).
- Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 9, 2012, at Lambeau Field; 49ers won, 30-22
- Mike McCarthy: 80-42-0, .656, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
- Jim Harbaugh: 27-9-1, .743, (incl. 3-2 postseason); 3rd NFL season
- Head to Head: Harbaugh 2-0
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-2 vs. 49ers; Harbaugh 2-0 vs. Packers
Stat of the Week
- Although this will only be the second time under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (2010 at Philadelphia) that the Packers have played away from Lambeau Field in Week 1, they have had success in their first road contest of the season.
- Green Bay has won its first road game in six of seven seasons under McCarthy, with last season at Seattle in Week 3 the lone exception.
- The Packers have an all-time record of 53-37-2 (.596) in road openers, the most wins and third-best winning percentage in the NFL.
- With a six-game winning streak in the first road game of the season from 2006-11, McCarthy joined Vince Lombardi (eight straight, 1960-67) as the only coaches in team history to win six or more consecutive road openers.
Official Injury Report:
|Morgan Burnett||S||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Jarrett Bush||CB||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Casey Hayward||CB||Hamstring||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|Brad Jones||LB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Nnamdi Asomugha||CB||Collarbone||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|LaMichael James||RB||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|