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A preview of Saturday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers
The Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011. The 49ers, as New York Giants fans know, will be looking for a second straight trip to the NFC Championship Game.
PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team's .638 postseason winning pct. (30-17) is best in NFL history. Club has 30 playoff wins, 3rd most in NFL annals. Team's 28th playoff appearance, 3rd most in NFL history. Won division for 20th time in team history. Packers had 3 players selected to Pro Bowl: LB CLAY MATTHEWS (4th), QB AARON RODGERS (3rd) & C JEFF SATURDAY (6th)...QB Rodgers led NFL (108.0) in passer rating for 2nd season in row. Has 100+ rating in 4 consecutive seasons & joined HOFer STEVE YOUNG (1991-94) as only QBs to accomplish feat. Has 105.4 postseason rating, highest in NFL history. His 1.58 INT pct. (4 INTs, 253 att.) is 3rd lowest in NFL postseason annals. In career, incl. playoffs, Packers are 29-2 (.935) when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating. Hails from Chico, CA & makes 1st career start at SF. In 3 starts vs. SF, has 109.4 rating...RB DU JUAN HARRIS had 100 scrimmage yards & TD in WC. FB JOHN KUHN had rush & rec. TD last week, 2nd career postseason game with rush & rec. TD. RB RYAN GRANT holds franchise single-game playoff records with 201 rush yards & 3 rush TDs (Div., 1/12/08 vs. Sea.)...WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is 1st player in NFL history with 900+ KR (964) & 900+ rec. (954) yards in same season. Led team with career-high 80 catches & 954 yards. Had 75-yard PR-TD in Week 1. WR JAMES JONES led NFL with career-high 14 rec. TDs, tied for 4th most in season in team history. Had TD in last meeting. WR GREG JENNINGS has 5 rec. TDs in postseason career, tied for 2nd most in team history. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), WR JORDY NELSON is 2nd among NFL WRs with 22 rec. TDs. Jones is tied for 3rd among WRs with 21 TDs during that span. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY had 61 catches, most in season by TE in team history. Had TD in Week 1...LB Matthews had team-best 13 sacks & has 10+ sacks in 3 of 4 career seasons. Had 2 sacks, FF & FR in WC. In 7 career postseason games, has 6.5 sacks, 3 FFs & 3 FRs. Had 2.5 sacks in Week 1. CB CASEY HAYWARD led NFL rookies with 6 INTs, tied for 5th most by rookie in team history. Had team-high 21 PD. S MORGAN BURNETT led team with 122 tackles. LB A.J. HAWK ranked 2nd (120). CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has 15 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL since 2010 (incl. playoffs). Since joining GB in 2006 (incl. playoffs), CB CHARLES WOODSON has 38 INTs (3rd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). Had 1.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. CB SAM SHIELDS had INT last week & has INT in 4 of past 6.
49ERS: Have won NFL-best 16 division titles since 1980. JIM HARBAUGH is 8th head coach since 1970 to win division title in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Team is 13-8 (.619) in Divisional Round. 49ers led NFL with 9 players selected to Pro Bowl: LB NA VORRO BOWMAN (1st), S DASHON GOLDSON (2nd), RB FRANK GORE (4th), G MIKE IUPATI (1st), LB ALDON SMITH (1st), DT JUSTIN SMITH (4th), T JOE STALEY (2nd), S DONTE WHITNER (1st) & LB PATRICK WILLIS (6th)...QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 5-2 (.714) as starter, incl. 3-0 at home. In 7 starts, has 99.9 passer rating with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs. In 3 home starts, has 116 passer rating & has 100+ rating in all 3 games...RB Gore rushed for 1,214 yards, his team-record 6th 1,000-yard season. Is franchise leader with 8,839 career rush yards & 51 career rush TDs. Rushed for 112 yards & TD in Week 1. Has TD in all 3 meetings vs. GB...WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had career-high 85 catches, 1,105 yards & 9 TDs. In past 3, has 19 catches for 344 yards (114.7 per game) & 4 TDs. Had TD catch in last year's Div. Playoff. TE VERNON DAVIS has 10 catches for 292 yards (146 per game) & 4 TDs in 2 career playoff games. Aims for 3rd postseason game in row with 100+ yards & 2+ TDs. In playoffs, averages 29.2 yards per catch. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 35 TDs. Has TD in all 4 career games vs. GB. In those 4, has 16 catches for 351 yards (21.9 avg.) & 4 TDs. WR RANDY MOSS has 10 rec. TDs in playoff career, tied for 3rd most in NFL postseason history. Needs 2 rec. TDs in playoffs to tie HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH (12) for 2nd. In 16 games vs. GB (incl. playoffs), has 77 catches for 1,390 yards (18.1 avg.) & 16 TDs. Aims for 9th in row vs. GB (incl. playoffs) with TD...Team had 16 giveaways, tied for 2nd fewest in NFL...49ers led NFC in total defense (294.4 yards per game) & pass defense (200.2). Ranked 2nd in run defense (94.2). LB Aldon Smith has 33.5 sacks, most by player in 1st 2 seasons. Led NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks. Has 15 sacks in past 10. Has 10.5 sacks in past 5 at home. Has sack in both career playoff games. LB Bowman led team with 144 tackles. Had 24 tackles in 2 playoff games last year. Had INT in Week 1. LB Willis ranked 2nd on team with 120 tackles. Had sack in last playoff game. Has been selected to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 6 seasons. DT Justin Smith had sack in both playoff games last year. DT RAY MC DONALD had 2.5 sacks in last playoff game. S Goldson had 41-yard INT in last year's Div. Playoff. CB CARLOS ROGERS had sack in Week 1 meeting.