Packers will take a careful look at blowout loss to 49ers

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The first installment was a first-round TKO. As the rematch looms between Green Bay and San Francisco, the Packers hope to fully understand what led to a 37-8 loss to the 49ers in primetime 50 days ago.

“I’ve got to go back and watch that tape again to really try to grasp what happened and why it happened and how can we adjust and what are we going to do to ensure it doesn’t happen [again],” coach Matt LaFleur said Monday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “That’ll happen over the next couple days.”

In the loss, quarterback Aaron Rodgers generated only 106 passing yards. 49ers tight end George Kittle accounted for more than that on his own, catching six passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.

“I’m going to look at everything, and everything that anybody that’s had success against them,” LaFleur said of the 49ers. “I mean, that’s a really good team. In all three phases. They’ve got obviously one of the top defenses, I think it’s one of the top offenses and they’re really solid on special teams. So I’ve got a lot of respect for everybody over there. Richard Hightower does a great job with the special teams, you all know my relationship with [defensive coordinator] Robert [Saleh] and what I think about him not only as a person but as a football coach, and I think Kyle [Shanahan] does as good as anybody drawing up plays and scheming people as there is in the National Football League. So we have a big challenge in front of us. But it’s something that I think our guys are going to roll up their sleeves and come in and prepare the right way and be ready to go.”

In two California games this season, the Packers were anything but ready to go, losing 26-11 to the Chargers in L.A. before returning for a Sunday night Santa Clara massacre. For the first trip, LaFleur took the team to the West Coast on Friday. For the 49ers game, they traveled on Saturday. They’ll do that again.

The Packers have been installed as 7.5-point underdogs. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it’s only the fourth time in Rodgers’ 191 career starts that the Packers have been underdogs of a touchdown or more.

26 responses to “Packers will take a careful look at blowout loss to 49ers

  1. I expect a more competitive game due to the gameplan on GB but, the 9ERS pulling away.

    The 9ER defense is motivated, healthy, and spirited right now. Not to mention a 3:40pm start at Levi’s Stadium with a Superbowl birth on the line will have the Faithful fired up. Levi’s stadium is going to be lit 🔥 🔥

  2. You need a mobile QB to really give them trouble. That D line, aka the grave diggers, aka Attila and the Huns, aka The Plague, feasts on statuesque QBs.

  3. The fact that the Packers have actually FELT how ferocious that DF is, and not just SEEN it on film is the only reason this fan thinks the Pack has a shot. Had the team not experienced it as yet, they’d probably have the result we saw a few weeks back. With experience comes wisdom… maybe Lafleur and Rodgers can scheme up answers.

  4. Don’t care for either team, but the Niners are going to roll the Packers. GB let a Seattle team held together with duct tape hang around late into the 4th on their own turf. Niners have a ferocious D Line and functioning run game that Seattle lacked. Niners win this going away.

  5. Mistake, he should already have them there or getting there by Wednesday. Team under tight curfew. People have enough trouble adjusting to the 1 hour time difference of daylight savings. 2 or 3 hours difference within a day could be a problem in a game of this magnitude.

  6. So glad Niners aren’t playing those cheap shot artists in Seattle again on the way to the SB…. always come out of those games with a list of serious injuries due to hits after the play or scripted offensive line plays meant to dive at D Linemen’s ankles/achilles from blindside angles.

  7. They’ve even sent specialists in to target the plant foot of our punter ( last time/ only time we played Seattle in the nfc championship)….you can see Pete Carroll fired up and congratulating his specialist after he dove into and injured Andy Lee’s. Sidenote: very nice of Gene Steratore for giving them a meaningless and wrongly called 5 yard penalty on that play (thanks Microsoft money).

  8. That game was the refs against the packers.
    The NFL has been against the packers since they kept adding more teams and developed the rigged super bowl.
    The refs allow teams to hold and interfere the packers receivers on virtually every play.

    I’d be shocked if the NFL allows the packers to win.

  9. That game was the refs against the packers.
    The NFL has been against the packers since they kept adding more teams and developed the rigged super bowl.
    The refs allow teams to hold and interfere the packers receivers on virtually every play.

    I’d be shocked if the NFL allows the packers to win.

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    Yeah man getting beat down 37 – 8 was all the fault of poor officiating. It’s actually hilarious to see a packer fan claiming his team is a perpetual victim of poor officiating when they actually benefited from questionable calls numerous times this season. But I guess you gotta have your excuse prepared for when the pack get stomped again.

  10. The refs allow teams to hold and interfere the packers receivers on virtually every play.

    I’d be shocked if the NFL allows the packers to win.

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    Yeah man getting beat down 37 – 8 was all the fault of poor officiating. It’s actually hilarious to see a packer fan claiming his team is a perpetual victim of poor officiating when they actually benefited from questionable calls numerous times this season. But I guess you gotta have your excuse prepared for when the pack get stomped again.
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    Davante Adams literally stepped towards a Niners defender on the first offensive play and got called for “unnecessary roughness” last time around. While agree that you can’t blame the refs for a blowout loss, the biased calling from the refs certainly didn’t help…and please explain further how the refs have benefited GB this year, because I’m rather sure you haven’t watched every snap of every game as us ACTUAL Packer fans have.

  11. I’ve seen this way too many times. The Niners will not only dominate the Packers, they’re going to win the Super Bowl. When has a dominant defense even NOT won the Super Bowl?

    LaFleur has done an impressive job with the Pack this year. But it ends this weekend.

  12. jda129 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 12:20 am
    Don’t care for either team, but the Niners are going to roll the Packers. GB let a Seattle team held together with duct tape hang around late into the 4th on their own turf. Niners have a ferocious D Line and functioning run game that Seattle lacked. Niners win this going away.
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    You do realize that the same Seattle team that is held together by duct tape was 6″ away from beating the 49er’s for the West division just 2 weeks ago?!?

  13. LombardisHouse says:
    January 14, 2020 at 11:57 am
    jda129 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 12:20 am
    Don’t care for either team, but the Niners are going to roll the Packers. GB let a Seattle team held together with duct tape hang around late into the 4th on their own turf. Niners have a ferocious D Line and functioning run game that Seattle lacked. Niners win this going away.
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    You do realize that the same Seattle team that is held together by duct tape was 6″ away from beating the 49er’s for the West division just 2 weeks ago?!?
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    I do realize that and I’m a die hard Seattle fan. That’s a testament to Wilson’s greatness keeping them in games. I’m not going to pretend that Seattle wasn’t limping to the finish with all the injuries and suspensions heading into the playoffs. They competed great, but asking depth players and rookies to play championship level football week after week is a tall order and they came up short. It’s not a dig.

  14. The fraud Packers will have plenty of time in the off season to look at the blow out loss they will suffer this weekend.
    49ers 48
    Packers 6

  15. jda129 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 12:20 am
    Don’t care for either team, but the Niners are going to roll the Packers. GB let a Seattle team held together with duct tape hang around late into the 4th on their own turf. Niners have a ferocious D Line and functioning run game that Seattle lacked. Niners win this going away.

    The 49ers could roll the Packers but I wouldn’t say it is because the Packers let Seattle hang around. Seattle is always a tough out with Wilson, SF should know that more than anybody. I like the Packers QB better in this situation, the lights are going to be bright and SF is the heavy favorite. I would say that the 49ers have taken care of their opponents much better than the Packers have this year but here they both stand with the same record and 1 inch from this game being at Lambeau. As a Packers fan, I am enjoying the hate.

  16. Game is about matchups and 49ers hold the upper hand on head to head matchups all over the field. Also since 2012 Mr. Rodgers is a pitiful 5 and 23 against winning teams on the road. 49ers are completely healthy and I don’t see that Rodgers stat line changing.

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