6:30 PM ET — The Divisional Spherical Continues!
The Divisional spherical weekend continues because the San Francisco 49ers head to Lambeau Subject to tackle the NFC No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers Saturday night time. The climate is anticipated to be a cold 10 levels on the 8:15 EST kickoff.
The 49ers enter this contest as 5.5 level underdogs and can look to proceed their late-season momentum Saturday night time. San Francisco has now received eight of its final ten matchups, the final two of which had been upsets vs. post-season groups: the Rams and the Cowboys. Search for the Niners to proceed to characteristic their run recreation, because the Green Bay Packers allowed 5.13 yards- per-carry throughout their final 4 regular-season contests. Working again Elijah Mitchell will proceed to see quantity, and Deebo Samuel will probably be featured within the run recreation as properly.
The Niners have had super success since deploying Samuel as a Swiss Military Knife. The broad receiver has averaged greater than seven carries per recreation since Week 10, together with 18 carries throughout the previous two contests for a complete of 117 yards and two touchdowns. Jimmy Garoppolo will want to get the ball in Samuel’s palms to have any probability at one other upset. Not solely is Samuel a weapon on the bottom, the Niners are 11–7 when Samuel has extra receptions than his common (4) for the reason that 2019 season.
Search for receiver Brandon Aiyuk to even be concerned. Aiyuk had 275 receiving yards throughout his final 4 regular-season video games (tenth most amongst WR).
Although tight finish George Kittle hasn’t made an enormous splash just lately, he had 9 targets for 92 yards final time the 2 groups matched up in Week 3.
At quarterback, Jimmy G had 12 interceptions on 441 makes an attempt this season (2.7%)—tied for the tenth highest fee within the league. Green Bay is averaging 1.1 interceptions per recreation, and Garoppolo will want to play mistake-free soccer to have an opportunity at pulling off the upset. As an entire, the Niners will want to play clear soccer as they’ve averaged 61.8 penalty yards per recreation this season—that’s the worst mark in NFL.
Whereas the important thing to San Francisco’s recreation will possible be the bottom assault, Green Bay will assault via the air. Aaron Rodgers is taking part in extraordinary soccer as soon as once more this season, throwing for 37 touchdowns on simply 367 completions—tied for the most effective mark within the league. His play has been practically good. Rodgers solely threw 4 interceptions in 531 cross makes an attempt (.8%)—the most effective mark within the league. He’s well-rested and must be in high kind, and it’s no secret he dominates at Lambeau. Rodgers is 83-18-1 for his regular-season profession when at dwelling. Although the climate would possibly counsel extra of a floor recreation for San Francisco, it received’t sluggish Aaron Rodgers down.
San Francisco’s run protection has been stout, permitting lower than 60 yards per recreation throughout their final 4 regular-season contests, however operating backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon ought to nonetheless have success operating downhill at Lambeau.
The larger day, nonetheless, will possible belong to wideout Davante Adams. Adams continues to dominate, averaging 7.7 catches and 97 yards per recreation. Final time these two groups matched up in Week 3, the alpha receiver had 121 yards on 9 targets.
SI Sportsbook presently has this recreation complete at 47 with the Packers favored by 5.5. The Packers had been 12–5 (70.6%) ATS this season, whereas the 49ers had been 10-8 ATS (55.6%). Nonetheless, Street Canines getting between 3 and 6 factors have lined the unfold 57% of the time previously three seasons.
Can the 49ers proceed their late-season magic, or will the reigning MVP put an finish to their post-season hopes? We’re about to discover out!
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