Sunday nights NFC showdown in Santa Clara, California was supposed to provide a measuring stick for both the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. It did just that, but it wasn’t the result the Packers or their fans had hoped for.
The 49ers put up a statement as they pummeled the Packers 37-8. Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 253 yards and two scores as San Francisco improved to 10-1.
Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers felt the 49ers defensive pressure and was sacked five times. He threw for just 104 yards and a touchdown, one of the worst performances of his career.
There’s a lot to be concerned about for the Packers. First and foremost, they were the healthy team with a bye week of rest. The 49ers were just the opposite but you wouldn’t have known by watching Sunday night’s onslaught. The 49ers were clearly the more physical team. [Read more…]