Packers healthy heading into Candlestick

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Wide receiver Jordy Nelson sat out a couple of days of practice and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been under the weather, but the Packers are heading to San Francisco with a roster as healthy as they could probably hope for at this point in the season.

Nelson is one of seven probable members of the Packers on their final injury report of the week, which means he’ll almost certainly be on the field against the 49ers on Saturday. The quality of the field that he’ll be on drew some interest after 49ers kicker Billy Cundiff posted a picture of the shabby looking playing surface on Facebook earlier this week.

“A lot of the grass fields are that way towards the end of the season. It’ll be the same for everyone,” said Nelson, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “You just have to feel it out. In pre-game, make sure you have the right cleats on, what you feel comfortable in. You have to make sure you play fast. I don’t know if it will be all soggy or whatever, and slippery wet. We’ll just have to feel it out. I’ve only been there once. I believe it was my first preseason game, so, different time of the year.”

Rodgers wasn’t listed on the injury report at all as a result of his illness, which is likely a similar strain to the one that kept wide receiver Randall Cobb out of practice earlier this week. Cobb, linebacker Clay Matthews, running back Alex Green, linebacker Dezman Moses, running back James Starks and tight end Jermichael Finley are the other probable Packers.

46 responses to “Packers healthy heading into Candlestick

  1. Both teams Rookies have a season of experience. I think that helps GB more.

    The QB WR edge goes to GB.

    Defense goes to the 9ers.

    This time around illegal contact will be called so DBs can’t be as hands on, because of the scrub refs.

    The better team tomorrow will win. Go Pack.

  2. Healthy?

    I suppose if you ignore the fact the Packers’ starting RB, LT, RT, OLB, ILB and DE are all on injured reserve then, sure, they’re the picture of health.

  3. Doesn’t matter! This game rides on Justin Smith. If he’s makes his presence felt the niners win. If he doesn’t the Pack moves on.

  4. @a49erfan77
    Youre clueless bro. The only time the packers said they beat themselves was vs the giants, and went you have 8 dropped passes, not defended passes, you did beat yourself. When the packers got shalacked by the giants this year, whole team took it on the chin and said “we need to get better.” But after the game there will be plenty of fist shaking and “imagine when colin has more experience!”

  5. I’ll take Rodgers than Kaepernick;He’s won a SB,has playoff experience and is playing his best this time of the year.The other never been to a big stage like this.

  6. Will be nice to play this game with real refs. The first one had poor calls both ways, but the worst part was that they were throwing a lot of flags. On top of that it took forever to sort out the calls after the fact.

    It felt like the Packers first drive took 20 minutes to go 30 yards.

    I do think how the game is called will be a factor. If a lot of defensive holding/PI is called, that probably helps the Packers. If offensive holding is called a lot, that probably helps the Niners.

    It sounds like “The Ladies Man” Jerome Bogar will be reffing the game.

  7. I pay no attention to what 49er fans have to say. They’ve been missing since 1998. A couple good seasons and now they act like theyre the kings of the NFL again. After Saturday, they’ll likely go missing again and we won’t hear from them until Aprils draft.

  8. So who didn’t the Packers have for the season opener?
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    Jarrett Bush was their starting CB. He’s probably their number 6 CB now because they’d move Woodson back to CB before putting Bush back there. Mike Neal was suspended, he’s back and playing well. Casey Hayward was buried on the depth chart, he’s a R.O.Y candidate now. Brad Jones is playing better than his predecessor at ILB. Evan Dietrich-Smith is better than Jeff Saturday who played poorly in the opener. Erik Walden is probably better than Nick Perry at this stage in their careers.

  9. @emoney,

    Sounds like you’re still hurting from the T.O. touchdown catch with 3 seconds left.

  10. Thanks emoney826…….well said…..Jim harbaugh is a Blow hard…..so is his team….his fame will be short lived and so will the 9ers recent success…..Go Pats!!!!

  11. The Pack is going to break The Stick over their knee… then Niners fans have all spring and summer to wonder ‘what if’ Alex Smith remained their QB. He was a major reason the Niners won in week 1 and I’ll take a SB MVP over someone making his 8th NFL start.
    Way more pressure on the Niners, now everyone will watch Rodgers lay down the law.
    No excuses from this Packers fan whatever happens… too bad the 2 best teams in the NFC have to meet in the divisional round instead of the championship.

  12. Good to see all the classy FortyWhiner fans on here! Hey- it’s going to be a great matchup, regardless of who moves on and who goes home. Fact of the matter is, throw out the first game between these two teams. Both teams look different today on paper and on the field. The Packers started the season 2-3 but finished strong. 49ers? Not so much… because of injuries to BOTH Smiths. I hear Aldon has an injured shoulder and we all know Justin w/ his tricept issue. As for Kaepernick- GB knows how to handle the mobile QB. They handled Vick pretty well in the ’10 post season. Webb was just an appetizer. GB seems to be flying in under the radar this year- and now the ‘underdog’ tag. If i’m coach McCarthy- i’m watching the 49er-Rams game tape. They battled hard twice, while the Pack spanked the Rams. Good luck to both teams… but it’ll all come down to skillz! GO PACK GO!

  13. Here’s a quick handicapping lesson folks:

    -Home team = Niners
    -Better Defense = Niners
    -Better run game = Niners
    -Better special teams = slight edge to the Pack
    -Better passing game = Pack
    -Who won the last matchup = Niners

    By my math, that makes 4 advantages for the Niners to the Pack’s 2.

    Niners win convincingly at home 38-21

  14. The Patriots provided the blueprint on how to move the ball on the 49ers (and, indirectly, Chip Kelly)… hurry up no huddle possession passes, which the Packers are fully capable of… tire out the Niners D-line where their rush is no longer effective.
    Aaron Rodgers will play with a chip on his shoulder and when he is mad, opposing defenses have no chance (example #1: Houston game. Rodgers was pissed off all week then showed it on the field).
    Should be a great game.

  15. crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 11, 2013 3:44 PM

    @emoney,

    Sounds like you’re still hurting from the T.O. touchdown catch with 3 seconds left.
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    Jerry Rice fumbled.

  16. @emoney,

    Sounds like you’re still hurting from the T.O. touchdown catch with 3 seconds left.

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    You mean the one right after Jerry Rice DIDN”T catch a ball that was erroniously called a completion. That was a blatantly blown call that had a lot to do with implementation of instant replay. If properly called an incompletion, Packers win and continue on for another SB.

  17. kidpresentable says:
    Jan 11, 2013 3:41 PM
    So who didn’t the Packers have for the season opener?
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    Jarrett Bush was their starting CB. He’s probably their number 6 CB now because they’d move Woodson back to CB before putting Bush back there. Mike Neal was suspended, he’s back and playing well. Casey Hayward was buried on the depth chart, he’s a R.O.Y candidate now. Brad Jones is playing better than his predecessor at ILB. Evan Dietrich-Smith is better than Jeff Saturday who played poorly in the opener. Erik Walden is probably better than Nick Perry at this stage in their careers.
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    The question was who didn’t they have. The answer is:

    James Starks (Starting RB)
    Desmond Bishop (starting ILB)
    Mike Neal (DL)
    Alex Green (3rd RB)
    Davon House (Starting CB)
    Mike Daniels (DL)

  18. tundratommy says:
    Jan 11, 2013 4:21 PM
    @emoney,

    Sounds like you’re still hurting from the T.O. touchdown catch with 3 seconds left.

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    You mean the one right after Jerry Rice DIDN”T catch a ball that was erroniously called a completion. That was a blatantly blown call that had a lot to do with implementation of instant replay. If properly called an incompletion, Packers win and continue on for another SB.
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    It was a completion but Rice fumbled and the ball was recovered by the Packers. Game over.

  19. ddjesus says:
    Jan 11, 2013 4:22 PM
    Packers starting LT is on IR? I wasn’t aware that Marshall Newhouse was hurt.

    It was Sherrod’s job till his leg was snapped. Newhouse has been playing in his stead since last year.

    Sherrod was on the PUP, still couldn’t come back and was IR’d.

  20. Niners have barely had to use their rookies. Pack has a number of key contributors among their rookies, and they’re well-seasoned now. Niners are very tough and deservedly favorites. But few gave GB a chance in Houston either.

  21. Wow, I guess emoney isn’t the only Pack fan still lamenting over something that happened 10+ years ago. Try getting out once in a while.

  22. crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 11, 2013 4:41 PM
    Wow, I guess emoney isn’t the only Pack fan still lamenting over something that happened 10+ years ago. Try getting out once in a while.
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    I’m over it. You brought the game up. I’m just going to point out who should have won whenever 49ers fans shove that game in Packers fans’ faces. Don’t say something stupid and not expect to get a response.

  23. Sherrod was never handed the job, he was expected to earn it, which is a pretty far cry from calling him their starting LT. Besides that, he hasn’t shown much, even during the brief moments he has been healthy.

  24. Bad Viking team that had one less loss than them in the regular season. Flithymcstupid…. Get off their balls and come down to earth

  25. Do not argue history with Packers fans. They know it. They have the video of all games.

    1996 Don Beebe was not down by contact. There was also no call when Robert Brooks was injured at the line of scrimmage.

    1998 Even Steve Young admits Jerry Rice fumbled but after all those games felt the Niners ought to have at least one turn to win even if a bad call.

    Watch for the Packers to set the tone early as they did in the Jan 6th 1996 playoff game with Craig Newsome’s fumble return or Gilbert Brown’s sack of Jeff Garcia on the first play of the game Jan 13th 2002.

    This will probably be the best playoff game because the winner will the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:30 PM

    I think the doubts about the Packers are justified after they dropped that game to a bad Viking team two weeks ago.
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    That “Bad” Vikings team had won 4 in a row before that and were 9 – 6 before that game! But hey, you might be right, that kinda thing raises doubts.
    So what does that say about your Ninerz getting blown out by the SeaCrows a week earlier, and manhandled by the Cardinals for the 1st half of that game? Not to mention giving nearly 30 points to the Pats in the 2nd half, I’d say there’s some doubt there too!

  27. After the game on Saturday night we finally will hear nothing from Niner Fan…except Whining.

  28. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:30 PM

    I think the doubts about the Packers are justified after they dropped that game to a bad Viking team two weeks ago.
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    Wait, that same bad Viking team that beat the 49ers earlier this season?

  29. “Erik Walden is probably better than Nick Perry at this stage in their careers.”
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    Agreed with everything else – but this…
    Nick probably isn’t as good in coverage as Erik – but his power and what not at the line of scrimmage opened up a ton of opportunities for Clay Matthews (who had like 9 sacks in the 1st 5 games this year).

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