When Aaron Rodgers walked off the Levi’s Stadium field last January after another loss in the NFC Championship game, it felt like the difference between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers was a wide gap.
Eleven months later, the two teams are still separated – but in an almost completely different way than anyone could have anticipated.
It’s Rodgers and the Packers that still have Super Bowl dreams on their mind as they travel to Santa Clara to face the injury riddled 49ers for this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football (8:20 p.m., FOX).
Green Bay will look to bounce back from a stunning 28-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday at Lambeau Field. Meanwhile, the 49ers lost both quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle to injuries during a 37-27 loss at Seattle.
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The sports betting information
The Packers are 4½ point road favorites on Thursday night according to FOXBet.com. On the money line, the Packers are -200 (a $200 bet would win $100) while the 49ers are +170 (a $100 bet would win $170.) The over-under total on the game is 53 ½ on FOXBet.com.
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Green Bay leads the series 36-32-1 after 69 meetings. However, San Francisco won both games last year between the two teams – both in convincing fashion. The 49ers rolled over the Packers 37-8 in the regular season, then followed that up with a 37-20 win in the NFC Championship game that sent the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV. Since Rodgers became the Packers starting quarterback in 2009, he is 4-3 against the 49ers in seven starts with 14 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 101.5 quarterback rating.
The main storylines to watch
The Packers offense looked a tick off in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, which was played on a windy, cold afternoon at Lambeau. The bigger problem for Green Bay, however, was the lack of answers for Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook, who scored four times (three rushing, one receiving) and rushed for 163 yards. The good news for the Packers is there will likely be no Tevin Coleman for San Francisco due to Coleman’s knee injury. That’s in addition to Raheem Mostert, who burned the Packers last year in the NFC Championship game.
Meanwhile, the 49ers are likely going to start Nick Mullins in place of Garoppolo. He will be without Deebo Samuel and Kittle – arguably the two best pass catchers- because of foot fractures. San Francisco’s defense will need to step up and give the offense a ton of short fields. It may be a lot to ask against a Rodgers looking for revenge and to step up after last week’s disappointment.
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