The 49ers dug themselves a 23-3 halftime hole and couldn’t do enough in the final 30 minutes to avoid a 30-24 loss to the Packers.
Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News points to 49ers QB Alex Smith’s five yards passing in the first half as part of his argument that he isn’t the team’s answer at quarterback.
49ers WR Michael Crabtree caught his first NFL touchdown and said that the team should go to the spread offense full-time.
49ers coach Mike Singletary challenged his defensive backs during the week leading up to Sunday’s game, but they failed to answer the bell.
The 49ers haven’t found a consistent replacement for Allen Rossum on kick returns.
Serious injuries to LB Aaron Kampman and CB Al Harris helped the Packers blow a big portion of their halftime lead.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and finished with 344 total passing yards.
DT B.J. Raji’s first NFL sack was part of a stout effort by the Packers defensive line.
Packers TE Jermichael Finley made a successful return to the lineup with seven catches, including three on third downs.
Special teams have been a problem for the Packers this season, but they came through with a good performance on Sunday.