Sunday, January 05, 2014

NFL Wildcard Game: Packers vs. 49ers Preview and Prediction

So the 8-7-1 Green Bay Packers -- improbable winners of the NFC North -- get to host the final game of Wildcard weekend at Lambeau Field later today. Against the 12-4 San Francisco 49ers. The team that has beaten the Pack three straight times going back to last season.

Not many are giving the Packers much of a chance. The Niners are 3-point favorites. While the Pack's defense has shown itself to be a bit of sieve against the Niners' offense (and many others this season), pundits don't seem to give much credit to the Packers' offense, especially with the return of QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Randall Cobb. Still, The Niners' D trumps the Packers' they say.

Our Take

To be honest, this is going to be brief. Lots of hype is already at play elsewhere. Let's cut to the chase...

It's going to be brutally cold and whichever team handles that best will walk out of Lambeau Field the winner. The edge has to go to the Pack. This is as good a chance as it gets to send San Fran home losers.

We're calling it 27-24 Packers.

Go Pack Go!!!