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NFC Wildcard Game Thread: 49ers vs. Packers

Open game thread for the 49ers vs. Packers NFC Wildcard game.

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Just one game remains in the always wild Wildcard Weekend as the San Francisco 49ers travel to Lambeau to take on the 8-7-1 Green Bay Packers.

For Patriots fans, we can enjoy this one worry free as the team's playoff opponent is set: the Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium at 8:15 PM ET on Saturday night.

As for the game itself, I'm once again going with the underdogs in Green Bay.  The Packers are a completely different team with Aaron Rodgers back in the fold, and are a lot better than their record would suggest.  They will have a chance to make a serious run this postseason, and are a more physical team than they have been in year's past.  That being said, I do think the 49ers are the better overall team.  But the frigid weather and the homefield advantage is likely to have some effect on them.  I picked the Saints in Philadelphia yesterday, but the weather at Lambeau isn't even comparable. Greg's Prediction: Packers 27 49ers 20

For Packers coverage, be sure to check out Acme Packing Company.

For 49ers coverage, head on over to Niners Nation.