George Kittle: Playoff game at Lambeau Field a dream come true

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Playing on the road in the postseason is usually something teams want to avoid and that’s all the more true when the road game is in Green Bay on a frigid January night, but one key 49ers player is fired up about the prospect of being in Lambeau Field this weekend.

Tight end George Kittle played in a 33-30 loss to the Packers in Green Bay during the 2018 season and said on Wednesday that he’s eager to get another chance to play at one of the most venerated venues in sports.

“Lambeau is going to be awesome,” Kittle said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “Historic stadium. Haven’t played there since 2018. Very excited to go there. It’s really kind of a dream come true. Looking forward to that experience, playing a night playoff game at Lambeau, zero degrees. What more could you ask for?”

The only other thing Kittle and the 49ers could ask for is to leave Lambeau with a win that would set them up to play on the road again in the NFC Championship Game. The setting wouldn’t have the same history as Lambeau, but that’s a trade Kittle and company will be happy to make.

17 responses to “George Kittle: Playoff game at Lambeau Field a dream come true

  1. Green with envy on this guy, for sure.

    Kittle or Deebo. Gotta lock one of them down. If they both go off, I’d bet the Packers are done.

  2. I expect Kittle to have a big play or two in the passing game against the Packers linebackers.

  3. Will the freezing temperatures help the 49ers? It kind of reminds me on how the Patriots beat the Bills due to the freezing temperatures. I guess both the Packers and 49ers can run the ball, but slowing down Rodgers passing game due to the cold.

    Per an article in 12/2021: “Since Rodgers took over at quarterback in 2008, there have been only six games league-wide with a kickoff temperature of 7 or colder, according to Stathead. Three of those involved the Packers. They lost all three: home vs. Houston and at Chicago in 2008 and against San Francisco in the 2013 playoffs”

  4. It’s a dream come true anytime anyone walks into Lambeau Field. I remember my first time at 6 years old. Have been to hundreds of Packers games since, and 44 years later I will have the same feeling as I enter Lambeau Field on Saturday Night.

    Let’s face it, this is the game everyone is waiting to see in the Divisional Round. This is the one that will get the highest ratings. This is the playoffs in Green Bay.

    The Green Bay Packers are starting their playoff run towards a 14th World Championship.

    It is time..

    Be A Witness

    OneTeamOneNation

    PackerNation!

  5. Hope he has more input in this game than he did against the Cowboys, what did he have one pass in that game? Kelce is still the gold standard.

  6. Playing at Lambeau in freezing weather may be a dream come true for him but when the game ends and he loses it will be a shattered dream.

  7. Kittle is going to absolutely demolish this Packer team. The 9ers just seem like a hungrier team with natural leaders on it.

  8. Kittle is awesome but he still has Mr Fragile passing the ball. Jimmy G will cost them the game.

  9. “kaepurnicus says:
    January 20, 2022 at 9:50 am
    I expect Kittle to have a big play or two in the passing game against the Packers linebackers.”

    Typical. GB now has a 1st team all pro LB that’s one of the best cover backers in the league this year. It should be an interesting matchup. I expect Kittle to make some plays but this isn’t the same linebacker group as years prior… Campbell is one of he best FA signings in a long while.

  10. Since Rodgers took over at quarterback in 2008, there have been only six games league-wide with a kickoff temperature of 7 or colder…Three of those involved the Packers. They lost all three
    ++++++
    First the temperature is supposed to be 15 degrees at kickoff. Second the team that lost two of those games went 6-10, and the playoff loss was just an 8-7-1 team.

    Far cry from the most talented Packer team since 2011.

  11. The only thing that can beat the Packers is the Packers. If they keep from shooting themselves in the foot, postseason usual, they’ll win.

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