Sunday, January 13, 2013

Packers get Kaepernick-rolled

A kid born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and who rooted for the Green Bay Packers growing up, wound up handing that team one of the most embarrassing playoff defeats in its history as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners rolled the Packers 45-31 Saturday night at Candlestick Park.

Colin Kaepernick tore the Packers a new one, so to speak, both on the ground and in the air. He set an NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback, and accounted for more than 400 total yards. The Packers defense had no answer for Kaepernick. The Pack looked to be playing against an offense that wasn't being run. As a result, they were out of position and ultimately outplayed.

We can say more, and may very well. But the emotional hangover is one which is going to last a while. So for now, we'll point you to a great article in the Milwaukee Journal by Bob McGinn for some analysis. And if you want a real eye-opener, read this insight from Tom Silverstein about the ongoing failures of the Packers' defense year after year in the playoffs.

That will have to do until this fan recovers.