The Packers, fresh off their historic win as the first-ever No. 7 seed to secure a playoff victory, will take the field with quarterback Jordan Love, who delivered a stellar performance with 272 yards and 3 TDs in the Wild Card game. Running back Aaron Jones is a postseason powerhouse, boasting 597 scrimmage yards and 8 TDs in 6 career playoff games. The Packers’ receiving corps, featuring standout players like Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed, promises to keep the scoreboard buzzing.
On the other side, the San Francisco 49ers, winners of the NFC West for the second consecutive season, present a formidable challenge. Led by quarterback Brock Purdy, who topped the league in rating, the 49ers combine offensive firepower with defensive strength. Running back Christian McCaffrey, the league leader in scrimmage yards and rush yards, aims to continue his stellar postseason record. Defensive stars like Nick Bosa and Charvarius Ward provide a formidable challenge for the Packers.
Listen live to your choice of the home, away, or national feed on the SiriusXM app. The Packers/49ers game kicks off on January 20 at 8:15pm ET.
Home: San Francisco 49ers
Fresh off clinching the NFC West title for the second consecutive season, the 49ers boast an impressive combination of offensive and defensive prowess. In the regular season, they secured the 3rd spot in both scoring offense, averaging 28.9 points per game, and scoring defense, allowing just 17.5 points per game.
Quarterback Brock Purdy, the NFL’s rating leader, had 31 TD passes and 4,280 passing yards in the regular season. He’s set to add to his postseason success with an impeccable record of 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) and a 109.8 rating in three playoff starts.
Running back Christian McCaffrey, the NFL’s leader in scrimmage yards (2,023) and rush yards (1,459), has a remarkable track record of 416 scrimmage yards and 4 TDs in four playoff games. Wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel, along with tight end George Kittle, form a formidable trio that contributed significantly to the 49ers’ regular-season success.
On the defensive front, stars like Nick Bosa, Javon Hargrave, and Arik Armstead bring the heat. Bosa, with 10.5 sacks and 16 TFL in the regular season, has a knack for stepping up in the playoffs, boasting 8 sacks and 9 TFL in 9 career playoff games. Linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw, along with cornerback Charvarius Ward, add strength to the defensive lineup. Warner, with 132 tackles and career highs in PD (11) and INTs (4), is a force to be reckoned with.
Away: Green Bay Packers
Head Coach Matt LaFleur has steered the Packers to their fourth NFC Division appearance in five seasons, making history as the first-ever No. 7 seed to clinch a playoff victory.
Quarterback Jordan Love, in a stellar performance at the NFC Wild Card, became the first QB to achieve a 150+ rating in a road playoff game. Love ranked second in the NFL with 32 TD passes during the regular season.
Running back Aaron Jones showcased his playoff prowess with a remarkable 118-yard, 3-TD performance in the Wild Card round, boasting a playoff legacy as the rush TD leader in Packers history. The receiving corps, led by standout Romeo Doubs, promises electrifying plays, while rookies Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks add an extra layer of excitement.
The defensive front, anchored by Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, and Preston Smith, is poised to disrupt the opposing offense, with Clark eyeing his fifth consecutive postseason game with a tackle for loss. Linebacker Quay Walker and the dynamic cornerback duo of Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage add strength to the defensive lineup.
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