Hello, Green Bay My Old Friend

No, the 49ers aren’t part of the charter members of the NFL, but their history does go back to 1950 with the dissolution of the All American Football Conference and the absorption of the Niners, the Browns, and the Colts into the NFL fold. So, we’ve played the Green Bay Packers 68 times, amassing a 31-36-1 record. Our playoff record is 3-4 as well, but most of the Niner wins haven been recent, as in two of Colin Kaepernick’s playoff wins in 2012 and 2013. 2013 being pretty epic as Kaepernick threw for 263 and rushed for 181, with Frank Gore adding 113 himself in the 41-35 beatdown. I don’t want to mention the 1990s, as those playoff losses were brutal.

Because, of course the recent matchup was as good a game as this very good team has played. Amid the talk all season of the 49ers not playing anyone of substance, the 8-2 Packers took on the 9-1 Niners. And ot was an absolute dismantling of the Packers. 37-8. A game that saw the dominant Niners put up a 23 point 1st half lead. One we didn’t squander like the Houstons did last weekend. It was Aaron Rodgers’ worst passing day as a pro. The Niner defense stuffed the run, stopped the pass, and hassled Rodgers every time he dropped back to pass. Jimmy G had an efficient 14-20/243 2 TD mistake free game. Frankly, I don’t see much in the way of things being much different this time around.

Our run defense has been stout, and the return of Kwon Alexander, Jaquiski Tartt, and Dee Ford put us back in our position as the fastest and most lethal defense in the NFL. I think for now the Ahkello Witherspoon experience is on the shelf for another game as Emmanuel Moseley has proven he’s equal to the task. Witherspoon is a mercurial talent, but he’s been off since his injury earlier this year.

Stop Adams and Jones, and the game is done. Adams had 7 catches for 43 yards, and Jones had 13 carries for 38 yards. Everything Rodgers threw was underneath as he had little time to wait for plays to develop, and he was sacked 5 times.

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63 Responses to Hello, Green Bay My Old Friend

  1. alleykat69 says:

    You know what Green Bay was even coming off their bye week to come out to SF/SC (Still find it hard to say Santa Clara) so they had 2 weeks to prepare and still laid an egg 🥚..Short week won’t help their cause.Its the Playoffs só I expect a bit of a better effort from them,but it won’t be enough as the 49ers prevail and go to the SB in Miami..

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, it should be more competitive, but the scary thing, for Green Bay anyway, is that Ford and Alexander were both out for the week 12 matchup!

    We may pitch a shutout!

  3. Winder says:

    I would still practice like GB is the best team in football. I wouldn’t give them one inch of slack. I have a feeling we take this one also. Mistake free football should do it.

  4. Grumpy Guy says:

    Avoid turnovers and we should win. Not by 30 maybe, but comfortably.

  5. OldSealsFan says:

    I don’t think we can expect to have the same overwhelming success against the Packers this time out. They have been studying how they got beat, also. But, another season like this and this front four could be positioning itself against the great DLs in the past. I still can’t believe that they got Ford to go with Buckner, etc. This DL will win the game

  6. alleykat69 says:

    Maybe if Ford didn’t jump off-sides and cost the Chiefs a win in last years playoffs,he would of never became a Niner.

  7. alleykat69 says:

    Shocked to hear of Luke Kuchley retirement from football at 28.A stud of a player, and retiring like Patrick Willis way to young.Though injuries played a lot in both their decisions,so I admire them both for walking away with their health still intact.2 HOF linebackers, but will not get in due to their short careers..

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, KC may have gone ahead and paid him had that pick stood. Then again, players jump ship all the time, win or lose.

    Patrick Willis did the same thing as Kuechly, but he had a long string of nagging injuries slowing him down. I think Kuechly mentioned something about all the concussions.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Hey OSF. Good to see you here. Yeah, I don’t think it’s gonna be as big a cake walk, but in the end we will wear Green Bay down. Seeing the success of the run game has to give Green Bay pause. They were 23rd against the run, and their corners have always been suspect. I loved that we came out throwing against Minn and scored easily on that first drive. The old Walsh philosophy of passing to set up the run.

    They were showing the blocking schemes GB was using against us in the previous game on NFL network, and what was interesting was they were doubling all the linemen toward the direction of the run. So, 5 linemen and a TE (or RB) taking on 2 DTs and the DE. It opened up holes at the line, but the O linemen were not coming off the initial blocks to get to the LBs at the 2nd level. It was easy pickings for the LBs all game. Haven’t seen the Minn game, so I’m wondering if they tried the same thing, but we did this without Ford and Alexander against the Packers.

    Frankly the offensive line play has really come around lately against some tough defensive fronts. Having Person back at guard helped the run game tremendously. Garland struggled at center when Richburg went down, but he has stepped up his play.

    What I expect to see is what the Rams did to us last time, and that is to roll Rodgers out and try to buy him time and space to get the ball out. We struggled for 3 games containing Jackson, Wilson, and even Goff as they bootlegged to get time for him. But I don’t think the misdirection will work with Ford and Alexander out there.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Never heard that David Draiman version of SoS, but that is pretty cool.

  11. rtfirefly says:

    -Bryant Young wore #97
    -Won Rookie of the Year in 1994
    -Won SuperBowl in NFLs 75th season
    -in Miami
    -AFC west opponent
    -Shanahan calling plays

    -Nick Bosa wears #97
    -just won rookie of the year
    -NFL 100th season
    -Super Bowl in Miami
    -potential AFC west opponent
    -Shanahan calling plays

    -6060 total yards

    -6097 total yards

    Steve Young (MVP): 3969 yds

    Jimmy Garoppolo: 3978 yds

  12. unca_chuck says:

    This has been a season of coincidences with Walsh/Shanny both going 13-3 in their 3rd years as coaches. And of course the Raider move!

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Were you born in ’61 as well?

  14. unca_chuck says:

    No shit. You are 8 days older than me.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    I guess Skeevies has run out of ideas and is simply reposting mine. Well, he added the racism.

  16. Skeeberto Ruiz says:

    But why is the Outsider so much more coherent than this den of whiny Communists who censor every comment they don’t like? Republican Chuck is completely against the expression of free speech on his blog. And he washes Frank Gore’s ballsack.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Funny that Skkkeebs is so insecure he has to crow over here. I posted all 6,000 aliases he’s created to post here on his tiki torch site. Now he’s all butt-hurt and whiny? Candy-ass bitch. Goods to know that it is actually him that is so juvenile.

      What a chickenshit. At least I posted football stuff on his locked-down-for-commies blog. And he blocks me for differing opinions.

  17. Winder says:

    What a fun season this has been. Still wrapping my brain around playing meaningful football this time of year and how amazingly things have turned out so far. So yeah, there are quite a few things about this year that remind me of ’81’

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Hell of a ride so far anyway. What is scary is it seems like we have a much clearer path than even a week ago. If we play our game, I think we can take it all.

  19. alleykat69 says:

    Astros are the biggest cowards in sports! Every player should march up to the mic and admit their involvement.Start with buzzer miked up Altuve,Bregman&Reddick.And that MVP trophy you have Jose?, melt it into a mini garbage can lid punk..

    • Winder says:

      I kind of feel the same way about the
      89′ A’s and their total steroidal fucking team. I wonder if they had fun sticking needles in each others butts.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, what a crock of shit. Baseball is once again trying to limit the damage and call this an isolated episode. This very well may be, but the steroid era from 1987 to 2003 was encouraged and condoned by the league, the owners, and the players union for years. Fuck ’em all.

      Much like the ref scandal in the 2001 – 2002 season, Stern made it look like an isolated incident that didn’t warrant further investigation. Donaghy sure made it sound more widespread.

    • Berger says:

      If the Astros cheating helped them beat the Dodgers then it was a good thing! Anything that causes the Dodgers to lose s a good thing!

      • Winder says:

        I find a lot of truth in that. If MLB does vacate the championship. I don’t see how they could give it to the stinking Dodgers. I think they would just have to have a no winner year that year.

  20. Irish Kevin says:

    If I was a baseball writer and covering the stros every post press conference I would scream out “ are you still stealing signs”

  21. Irish Kevin says:

    I just hope Kyle knows he needs to score and score offen, I don’t want it to come down to a penalty like the Seattle game to save the Niners Ass, if that delay of game call had not happened Seattle probably would have won that game. That was something Walsh all ways did was keep scoring. Only the two Cincy SB were close! So Kyle don’t try to use up clock, just score and keep scoring

    • Winder says:

      It would be nice if KS would go for the juggler for 60 minutes. You let any of these guys stay in the game and it will certainly come back to bite you in the ass.

    • unca_chuck says:

      I’m sure Shanny’s keenly aware that GB can score a lot. They have been playing very well since we killed them. They didn’t get to 13-3 by accident. They are undefeated, going 6-0 since that. Shitty teams except for Seattle and Minn, but they played who was put in front of them . . .

      We got this

      • Irish Kevin says:

        Well the difference between the play calling for the NO game and the Atlanta game was huge. He got extremely conservative in the Atlanta game

  22. Stan Shell says:

    What a contrast between Chuck’s 49r blog than the Bucs blog I just left. Over there they (we) argue whether or not to dump Jameis Winston. Don’t know if you guys are aware, but Winston passed for over 5000 yards this year. One of eight ever, I believe. BUT, he threw 30 ints!! You guys have got your QB- -count your blessings.
    I don’t believe Rogers will be able to handle the 49r defensive front. Hate to jinx us, but it might not be close.


  23. unca_chuck says:

    Arians doesn’t sound like he wants Winston back. 30 picks is untenable.

  24. Winder says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but this week has seemed to take forever. And I know we played on Saturday but it still is just about as slow as molasses. And, I don’t like that every media and sports guy is saying we are gonna win. To me that is a jinx.

  25. OldSealsFan says:

    I think I might have jinxed them. Sorry.


    (PS Maybe this cancelled the jinx)

  26. unca_chuck says:

    One can never be too careful!!

  27. Winder says:

    Yeah, Not really sure what pisses off the football Gods but I also don’t want to find out.

  28. rtfirefly says:

    37-27 Niners

    Run the ball down their throat, shut their run down cold. Take care of business, and book our tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami!

  29. alleykat69 says:

    As long as Shanny keeps Whipping-spoon on the bench their should be no issue of busted coverages!
    Adams is their only main receiving threat,Sherman should be on him as much as possible, but Moseley is playing quite well even though Rodgers will be going after him I think he will be ok..
    49ers baby!! Soon it will be time to “ Unleash Hell” on the Packers!

  30. Sophrosynecheese says:

    Here at bryn mawr, I just farted on Chuck’s nose

  31. Irish Kevin says:

    So far so good, D is playing great

  32. Irish Kevin says:

    Whew, they were moving the ball well till the fumble!

  33. alleykat69 says:

    Packers are rattled,Defense is everywhere!
    And now a Pick by Moseley!!

  34. alleykat69 says:

    3TD’s for Mosert as the OL is parting the Red Sea 🌊

  35. Irish Kevin says:

    Packers have no answer for the running game

  36. Winder says:

    They are moving the ball now

  37. Winder says:

    We are letting them back in

  38. Irish Kevin says:

    Okay, Kyle needs to go to the passing game, so he knows Jimmy can get the job done. If he sticks to the run and they go 3 and out it will not be good!

  39. Winder says:

    I am so happy for this organization. What a great turnaround.

  40. alleykat69 says:

    Yeah damm right Winder!
    They had a vision and a plan when they brought in Shanhan&Lynch for 6 year deals and it’s paying off!
    Tip to a cap to Jed as well, sticking too it!!

  41. Grumpy Guy says:

    Mostert beats GB, 4 TDs to 3.

    Bring on the Chiefs.

  42. OldSealsFan says:

    I can’t figure out what is more important- -49rs going to Super Bowl or a sighting of the infamous Sophrosyne (with cheese). And, she is STILL going to Bryn Mar!!
    Chuck, how did you do it? Are YOU the secret agent we all were suspecting. Twin would be pissed.


    • Winder says:

      Lol. I guess Soph isn’t that sweet 18 year old anymore. Twin didn’t have a whole lot of patience with some people.

      Anyway, Jimmy threw the ball 8 times last night. That is just fucking crazy. But it worked.

  43. alleykat69 says:

    Since both Soph&Crab face are obviously not fully developed in puberty and brain cells, it would be wise to live out your non existence lives in mommies basements drooling over your next meals of green frozen peas right from the box, washed down with prune juice..

  44. unca_chuck says:

    Poor skkkeeebers needs an outlet for his homoerotic fantasies. I keep banning him but he keeps reupping new emails and names,

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