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Lombardi Road

Posted: 01/05/2013 8:45 PM

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According to BetVega.com, the 49ers have opened as 3 point favorites over the Green Bay Packers (Sat., Jan 12, 5:00pm pacific time). Assuming Vernon Davis has recovered from his concussion, and that Justin Smith is healthy enough to play (effectively), I really like the 49ers chances. I wouldn't be surprised to see the spread get a little higher.

The long-range (and not very reliable) weather forecast expects partly cloudy skies next Saturday, no rain, and a game time temp of about 50 degrees.

If Atlanta loses to the Seahawks or Redskins next weekend, the 49ers would host the winner of that game in the NFC Championship game. If the Falcons (and 49ers) win next weekend, the 49ers play the NFC title game in Atlanta.

I'm feeling pretty good. The 49ers win next week at home, play the NFC title game the next week (and win), and they're heading to the Superbowl. A three game winning streak, and the 49ers bring home another Lombardi Trophy to the Bay Area!

When you consider that the SF Giants won the World Series, the Warriors actually look like they'll at least make the playoffs this year, and the Sharks..........., well, the Sharks haven't lost a game all season.
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Posted: 01/05/2013 8:47 PM

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i like our chances too. but the packers are going to be perhaps our biggest challenge IMO. rodgers and company are hitting their stride and while i think we are the better overall team, it's a huge task ahead of us to beat them.

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 01/05/2013 9:22 PM

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higherwarrior wrote: i like our chances too. but the packers are going to be perhaps our biggest challenge IMO. rodgers and company are hitting their stride and while i think we are the better overall team, it's a huge task ahead of us to beat them.
It seems like Green Bay is always tough this time of year. A couple of things in the 49ers favor: They beat GB at GB (albeit months ago), and the Packers aren't a great road team. They played six teams on the road that ended the season with a winning record, and GB only won two of those six games. They also won on the road against the terrible Lions and not-so-good Rams, for a 4-4 road record. The 49ers were 7-1 at home, losing to the Giants.

Also, the 49ers got that extra week of rest and/or preparation. And Green Bay gave up a lot of sacks (4th most in NFL, I think).

Any stats in Green Bay's favor I am just going to ignore.
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Posted: 01/05/2013 10:21 PM

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I'll be really honest...if the Seahawks win tomorrow, I'll actually be rooting for Atlanta. Seattle scares me more than Atlanta, even accounting for being home against Seattle and on the road for Atlanta. Maybe I don't have enough respect for Atlanta, but little about them worries me as a match-up for the 49ers. Matt Ryan isn't an elite quarterback, like Brady, P. Manning, Rodgers or Brees, or even a highly volatile play-maker like E. Manning. He's a generally accurate quarterback who makes good decisions, but isn't likely to make a lot of really difficult but hard-to-defend completions, and those types of quarterbacks, especially when they don't have a lot of mobility, the 49ers can really shut down. Atlanta's defense is also nothing to write home about.

Seattle's really rounding into a top team. Russell Wilson is playing at an elite level, their running game is producing and their defense is very strong. I'm hoping that they still manifest big home/road splits in their performance, but that may just have been earlier in the season when Wilson was still developing.

Seattle is honestly the match-up I least want to see for the 49ers and Atlanta is the one I'd most like to see.

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Posted: 01/06/2013 2:05 AM

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Could be fun though, with the NFC Championship game between two teams from the NFC West.

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Posted: 01/06/2013 8:31 AM

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It would definitely be fun, especially for the value in building the rivalry...assuming the 49ers win. tongue
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Posted: 01/06/2013 9:52 AM

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obviously seattle has been a huge struggle for us. but for some reason i feel like this GB game will be our biggest challenge. rodgers seems to be on fire right now and say what you want about their run game, o-line, and defense.....rodgers and his receivers are dangerous enough when they're clicking like they are right now, that they could run the table. their D can be adequate when rodgers is lighting it up like he has lately.

we need to get to him and quickly, to make sure he doesn't get comfortable or in any sort of rhythm back there. otherwise he'll pick us apart.

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 01/06/2013 10:50 AM

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I think Seattle is the match-up problem that presents the most trouble for SF.  Green Bay doesn't scare me as much, they are pretty much one-dimensional.  Their defense is average at best despite Matthew's hair and sack celebrations.  Blair, Grant and Starks are not going to worry anybody in their running game.

I think Seattle will have its hands ful in DC.  Not many seem to mention Alfred Morris as a rookie of the year candidate but he is an absolute horse.  Second in the NFL in rushing yards and rushing TDS.  IMO he is going to be the key tonight and I believe Seattle has it's hand full with him more so than RGIII.   The cross country jaunt doesn't help either.  Go skins.
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Posted: 01/06/2013 3:06 PM

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Minstrel wrote: It would definitely be fun, especially for the value in building the rivalry...assuming the 49ers win. tongue
I know what would be fun, Green Bay Crushing the 49ers, and the Seahawks beating that lame @$$ Matty "Ice Melts all over the turf in the playoffs" Ryan...

Hawks go to Green Bay and the NFL presents us with the rematch we deserve after being jobbed by replacement officials..

That's my idea of fun!
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Posted: 01/06/2013 3:47 PM

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Packer Fan here.

I'll be honest, I'm very excited for the game on Saturday! I think you guys should no doubt be favored, and if I was forced to bet one way or another I'd probably bet on you guys win.

That being said, there have been some great 49ers v. Packers Playoff Matchups in the past, and I'm excited to add a new chapter Saturday!

Here's hoping for a great game, without injuries or costly mistakes by the Refs! biggrin
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Posted: 01/06/2013 3:52 PM

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TheVOR wrote:
Minstrel wrote: It would definitely be fun, especially for the value in building the rivalry...assuming the 49ers win. tongue
I know what would be fun, Green Bay Crushing the 49ers, and the Seahawks beating that lame @$$ Matty "Ice Melts all over the turf in the playoffs" Ryan...

Hawks go to Green Bay and the NFL presents us with the rematch we deserve after being jobbed by replacement officials..

That's my idea of fun!
The one dimensional GB team isn't crushing anybody not QBed by Joe Webb.  Rodgers has taken the most sacks in the NFL.  Look for that trend to continue BTW.
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Posted: 01/06/2013 4:03 PM

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TheVOR wrote:
Minstrel wrote: It would definitely be fun, especially for the value in building the rivalry...assuming the 49ers win. tongue
I know what would be fun, Green Bay Crushing the 49ers, and the Seahawks beating that lame @$$ Matty "Ice Melts all over the turf in the playoffs" Ryan...

Hawks go to Green Bay and the NFL presents us with the rematch we deserve after being jobbed by replacement officials..

That's my idea of fun!
Just consider that call partial payback for the Don Beebe phantom touchdown in 1996
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Posted: 01/06/2013 4:15 PM

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ComicBookGeek wrote: Just consider that call partial payback for the Don Beebe phantom touchdown in 1996
Nice!  The fact that the 9ers still had a chance to overcome it and lost, straight up, in that year's playoffs was definitely not any sort of indication the San Fran wasn't quite up to par.  Did you really think Elvis Grback was taking them to the promised land after Young got hurt?
GO PACK GO!
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Posted: 01/06/2013 4:23 PM

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Bullfrog19 wrote:
ComicBookGeek wrote: Just consider that call partial payback for the Don Beebe phantom touchdown in 1996

Is that cataloged in the same section as the phantom Jerry Rice fumble in the '98 playoffs?
Quite a win against the Joe Webb-led Vikings.  LOL.   Stepping up in weight-class this week.  Already beat them up in Green Ba.  Rodgers should have a great view of the skies of California with that O-line.
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Posted: 01/06/2013 4:30 PM

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I get that you're all excited about this year's 9er team and I would be too.  They are downright scary and incredibly good.  I don't think Green Bay matches up well on paper but who knows.  I think Harbaugh was a great hire and Kaepernick was a good move.  At first I thought Har was crazy to bench Smith, but once again he made a good call. 

9ers were 1 unfortunately play from likely beating NE in last year's Super Bowl and the football Gods have you back at home in this year's playoffs so that, I would say, is successful.  I think the winner of this one has a legit shot to knock off whoever is left and be playing in New Orleans in early February.

With that said, it's clear that you guys here aren't into any sort of intelligent conversation about football and the game.  There is obviously still a lot of bitterness towards the Packers for past games, etc.  Can't fix it, can only shake my head.  Enjoy the game as best as you can through some of those clouded lenses.

GO PACK GO!
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Posted: 01/06/2013 4:53 PM

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JCP76 wrote:

With that said, it's clear that you guys here aren't into any sort of intelligent conversation about football and the game.  There is obviously still a lot of bitterness towards the Packers for past games, etc.  Can't fix it, can only shake my head.  Enjoy the game as best as you can through some of those clouded lenses.


With the exception of nflgm, all "you guys" brought was trolling. Hard to have intelligent discussion with the type of drunken fan discussion that you and theVOR fellow brought.

Not unexpected to get a few trolls in the week before a game, though.
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Posted: 01/06/2013 5:17 PM

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Minstrel wrote:
JCP76 wrote:

With that said, it's clear that you guys here aren't into any sort of intelligent conversation about football and the game.  There is obviously still a lot of bitterness towards the Packers for past games, etc.  Can't fix it, can only shake my head.  Enjoy the game as best as you can through some of those clouded lenses.


With the exception of nflgm, all "you guys" brought was trolling. Hard to have intelligent discussion with the type of drunken fan discussion that you and theVOR fellow brought.

Not unexpected to get a few trolls in the week before a game, though.
well played....biggrin
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Posted: 01/06/2013 8:40 PM

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uncleloggins wrote:
Minstrel wrote:
JCP76 wrote:

With that said, it's clear that you guys here aren't into any sort of intelligent conversation about football and the game.  There is obviously still a lot of bitterness towards the Packers for past games, etc.  Can't fix it, can only shake my head.  Enjoy the game as best as you can through some of those clouded lenses.


With the exception of nflgm, all "you guys" brought was trolling. Hard to have intelligent discussion with the type of drunken fan discussion that you and theVOR fellow brought.

Not unexpected to get a few trolls in the week before a game, though.
well played....biggrin
Never drank a day in my life.  Proof, 9ers fans don't know everything wink.  Can't speak for the VOR feller, tho!

I'll pray for you all though.  Can see it's needed.
GO PACK GO!
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Posted: 01/06/2013 9:00 PM

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Minstrel wrote:
JCP76 wrote:

With that said, it's clear that you guys here aren't into any sort of intelligent conversation about football and the game.  There is obviously still a lot of bitterness towards the Packers for past games, etc.  Can't fix it, can only shake my head.  Enjoy the game as best as you can through some of those clouded lenses.


With the exception of nflgm, all "you guys" brought was trolling. Hard to have intelligent discussion with the type of drunken fan discussion that you and theVOR fellow brought.

Not unexpected to get a few trolls in the week before a game, though.
Well said. +1
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Posted: 01/06/2013 9:47 PM

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JCP76 wrote:
Proof, 9ers fans don't know everything wink.

*gasp* How dare you.

That said, hope you enjoy the game! Personally, I think it'll be a great one. Aaron Rodgers is fantastic to watch.
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