When the 49ers beat the Packers in the playoffs last year, it was in the comfortable confines of the Bay Area. If the 49ers are going to beat the Packers again this year, they’ll have to brave bitter cold.
The Weather Channel’s forecast for Sunday in Green Bay calls for a high of four degrees and a low of 15 below.
Of the two quarterbacks in Sunday’s game, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers sounded a little more comfortable with the forecast than San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick. Rodgers said his method of getting ready for the game is, “Eat a lot of chicken noodle soup.” Kaepernick admitted that, “I don’t think my dream was to play in freezing weather.”
But that’s what Kaepernick will be playing in on Sunday. That may provide a home-field advantage for the Packers, even if Green Bay fan’s haven’t been particularly eager to buy tickets for the privilege of spending a few hours in the bitter cold on Sunday.