The Green Bay Packers knew San Francisco wanted to run the football, but they offered little in terms of stopping or even slowing the 49ers down. The result was another lopsided contest between the two teams this season.
In November, the Packers fell behind 23-0 at halftime and went on to lose 37-8 at Levi Stadium. On Sunday, the Packers fell behind 27-0 at halftime and lost 37-20 in the NFC Championship game.
The 49ers ran just 50 total plays from scrimmage and 42 of the 50 were running plays. When asked why he kept calling run plays, San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said because it kept working.
The Niners racked up 285 yards on the ground. Raheem Mostert finished with 29 carries for 220 yards and four touchdowns. They only needed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to hand off. He finished 6 of 8 through the air, for 77 yards.
The Packers struggled to get their offense going in the first half, totaling 51 yards rushing and 65 passing. It wasn’t until the second half, that Aaron Rodgers would start to move the offense. He finished [Read more…]