Gut Reactions: Packers fall to 49ers at end of incredible season.

Aaron's gut reactions to the Packers loss to the 49ers. 

  • Well that sucked. 
  • Rodgers was pretty bad tonight.
  • I am baffled as to what LaFleur/Rodgers/etc saw on tape from the last game that led them to draw up THAT game plan tonight. 
  • They needed to run the ball and when they DID, they looked pretty good. 
  • After a good stretch where I thought Pettine had righted the ship, I'm back to thinking I wouldn't be surprised if LaFluer wanted to bring in his own guy. 
  • The decision to punt on the opening drive will haunt me forever. 
  • Mostert just ran for another touchdown.
  • Loved Davante torching Sherman. Wish we would have seen that call earlier. 
  • This team desperately needs to add speed on both sides of the ball. 
  • Rodgers' turnovers were the difference in this game. 
  • The future is bright with Matt LaFleur. 
  • Going to be interesting to see how Gutekunst attacks this offseason. 
  • No matter what, I love this team and I love the Green Bay Packers. 
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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:45 pm

"Rodgers' turnovers were the difference in this game. "

Really? Can HE tackle that Mostert kid?...cuz nobody else could.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:47 pm

How many times can I like this...

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm

1 is too many

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:47 pm

Rodgers TO's didn't help. 3 of them led to 14 points for SF. Not saying we'd have won without them, but it would have been a helluva lot closer.

The maddening thing: I'm not surprised Rodgers spit the bit. It's time to draft his replacement for a couple years down the line.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Uhhh Rodgers didn't have three TO did you not watch the center fumble the snap? He drove the ball into his crotch check the replay sir.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:04 pm

I don't know. He put the ball directly on Rodgers' hand.

All QB/C exchanges are two-person affairs, but if we routinely say any ball that hits a WRs hands should be caught or he's culpable for the drop, I think we also have to assume that a snap - particularly an exchange from under center- that hits the QBs hand should be expected to be handled by the QB and any fouling of that exchange is probably on the QB.

It didn't look like it was snapped early and unexpected by Rodgers. He just dropped it.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:49 pm

Yeah go watch that replay and come back to me he did not get that ball fully in Rodgers hands and that analogy is terrible for this situation.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:51 pm

I did. He absolutely put the ball right where it belongs.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 20, 2020 at 01:31 pm

It was a bad snap, period.

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Oppy's picture

January 21, 2020 at 06:30 pm

It was a broken exchange, but that was not a bad snap.

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Lol ...wut?

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:16 pm

Do you have any idea how center snaps/QB exchanges work?!

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Mojo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm

Not sure, but aren't most QB's hands under the centers buttocks (not behind his behind) in a V shape on an exchange? At least that's the way it looks to me most of the time.

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:18 pm

100% correct

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splitpea1's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:47 pm

You beat me to it; that was the most idiotic statement I ever read.

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:53 pm

Absolutely. That statement already wins dumbest comment of the year for 2020. Thanks, Since '61

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:51 pm

Rodgers turnovers were the difference is pretty much the stupidest comment possible about this game. I guess the fact that the defense gave up nearly 300 yards on the ground wasn't a factor at all. Talk about not knowing what you are watching Nagler pretty much defined it with that comment. Defines Chooch as well.

More cookies coming in the future Dobber. Be well my CHTV friend. Thanks, Since '61

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm

Yeah....Qb with 3 TOs in a game should never be considered in the loss. Must be a a bunch of fans who grew up with Brett Favre throwing INTs.

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm

They should be considered but Rodgers was 31 of 39. One fumble was knocked out of his hands while he was looking downfield and not expecting a defender to be there to swipe away the ball. One pick was a poor throw and the other pick was a desperation pass with less than 2 minutes to play and needing 3 scores. And why did we need those 3 scores again? Oh that's right 288 rushing yards allowed because the defense got blown off the LOS and couldn't make a tackle.

BTW, look at TOP before you reply that the defense was exhausted. Spoiler alert, you will find that the TOP at the half was nearly even and that the Packers have a 3 minute advantage in TOP by the end of the game including the last 1:48 of the game runoff by the 49ers. Thanks, Since '61

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:19 pm

"Rodgers was 31 of 39"

Garbage time numbers.

Rodgers needs to commit to being a better player in 2020. His play was horrible. This first half numbers in the NFC Championship Game where horrible. He's lost three NFC championship games in a row now.

Is he the only problem? No. But he is highly paid and not earning it.

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jlc1's picture

January 20, 2020 at 09:10 am

He did not lose the Seattle NFCCG, Mike McCarthy did. Remember Rodgers took the team down the field at the end of the game to force a field goal that got the game to over time. And as far as I'm concerned Bostick's bad play is also on the coaching staff - special teams had already given up a TD on a fake punt so when another ST play failed I say it was the unit as a whole again, not one player, who failed. Each player should have been so aware of what they were to do that there would be no way a blocker would even think of reaching for the ball.

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Point-Packer's picture

January 20, 2020 at 01:30 pm

The Seattle loss was squarely on McCarthy for his conservative play-calling and overall approach in that game by playing not to lose and his horrid Special Teams hires - a staple of the Mike McCarthy era.

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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:31 pm

Cheers to you, too, '61!

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Rak47's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:56 pm

Well Dobber maybe if he could keep the offense on the field for more than 3 plays and a minute off the clock maybe the defense wouldn't have had to tackle him either.

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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:09 pm

I won't argue that what this team needed to do was keep this game tight and give themselves a chance to win late, but when you're surrendering almost 10 ypc to the guy--10! Those are college RB numbers!-- he doesn't need much time.

Time on SF's TD drives tonight:
6 plays, 3:38
6 plays, 3:20
3 plays, 0:16
7 plays, 3:55

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Rak47's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:28 pm

I see everyone is going to put this on the defense which admittedly was very poor, but how many times do you expect them to hold the hell up against one of, if not the best running teams in the NFL when the offense can't get off more than 6 plays per drive in the first half. Interceptions, false starts, butt fumbles and such. Yeah, put it all on the defense and justify Rodgers 35 million cap hit. He missed open receivers for first downs on the first two drives, butt fumbled and threw an int on two others in first half while holding the ball ALL DAY again. His job at this point is to go out and not make rookie blunders not enact them.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:33 pm

Sorry Rak I defended the def last time because they literally held up until the damn broke but not this game we got one 3 and out from the def and that was it they were not up to task this game even when the off got rolling and we needed the D to make a stop they failed.

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Rak47's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:47 pm

In any event I wonder do the Packers have a State farm agent who can cover them with Monumental QB decline insurance? They claim to cover everything don't they?

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GoldenRetriever's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Rak47—Thanks for the laugh! I needed it.

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GoldenRetriever's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Rak47—Thanks for the laugh! I needed it.

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GoldenRetriever's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Rak47—Thanks for the laugh! I needed it.

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GoldenRetriever's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Rak47—Thanks for the laugh! I needed it.

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bjkdad44's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:42 pm

Couldn’t make a tackle to save their game lives!

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Actually the defense played like tackling is illegal. They returned to th Capers famous no tackle defense.
Thanks, Since '61

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:58 pm

I expect the run defense to always hold up better than 285 yards rushing allowed. No conditions are placed on that expectation. They always need to do better than that.

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FITZCORE1252's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm

Fuggin-A

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Mojo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:03 pm

The 9ers effectively took Z out of the game by passing only eight times. And with all the motion and deception Z was often out of position to provide contain as he was rushing a QB who wasn't throwing. I noticed a number of times he was sucked in when a run went off tackle, and out when it went inside.

By refusing to pass and executing the run the 9ers effectively took out two of GB's biggest advantages - the Smith brothers. Pettine was schooled.

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:21 pm

It's very simple. Pettine wants to stop the pass. He did that tonight.

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Houndog's picture

January 20, 2020 at 07:36 am

LOL, this might be the best post I've seen.
Thanks for the laugh!

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Packerpasty's picture

January 20, 2020 at 03:50 pm

only wants to stop the deep ball, middle of the field short is always open...soft D..

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:34 pm

Rak - the Packers had a 3 minute advantage in TOP over the 49ers for the game and that includes the 49ers running off the last 1 minute and 48 seconds of the game.

At the end of the first half even with the score 27-0 the Packers had the ball for only 24 seconds less than the 49ers. Packers TOP at the end of the half was 14:48. SF at end of half was 15:12.

The 49ers scoring drives averaged a little over 3 minutes. They were just getting blown off the LOS and missing tackles. Thanks, Since '61

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 20, 2020 at 01:30 pm

Run the Ball and move the chains. Oh, not working? go to plan two, scheme Adams all day w/out a #2 WR and not getting the TEs involved down the seam. Gmo, MVS. etc don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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Point-Packer's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

Per my comment below, Nagler must have been sucking down purple draaank with Johnny Jolly this game or drank a bottle of booze before it started. Rodgers would have had to have been perfect to beat a team that averaged 10 yards per carry for the night.

Great take though, Nagler. Not.

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Rak47's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:31 pm

Average fans can only see stats and not the cause and effect that created them.

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edp1959's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:55 pm

So then you must be a below average fan.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:03 pm

And sometimes they can't see beyond pettiness like commercial endorsements that get cut in the offseason.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:12 pm

37 points allowed means the fault lies outside the offense, in my book. Had SF not taken their foot off the gas, it could have easily been 50. Blaming Rodgers or ML is rather silly in light of that, IMO.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:10 pm

The defense was horrible, but in light of that, the fact is the offense only showed any life during "garbage time", when the 9ers defense could afford to sit back and play safe, keeping the ball in front of them.

That was the entire second half.. which, absolutely falls on the defense for allowing the 9ers to get up that far.

But the offense was unable to do anything until the 9ers gave them space to do so.

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carlos's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:23 pm

Team as a whole played poorly. Better team won. Pack need to stock a couple more shelves. Been fun though

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HankScorpio's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:03 am

They moved the ball a little better on offense but the same mistakes as week 12 kept happening. They had 5 drives before SF pushed it to 27-0. 2 ended with 3rd down sacks and 2 ended in turnovers. The 2 turnover led to 10 of the 27 points. That's not exactly winning football on the offensive side, either.

And just for good measure, JK Scott shanked a 20 yard punt, they gave up a long return. and Ervin bobbled a return to set them up inside the 10.

So yeah, pretty bad on all fronts from the Packers today.

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martzm002's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:12 pm

He turned it over three times and spotted the 49ers 17 points? Get out of here with your nonsense "can he tackle"

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SteelyPhil's picture

January 20, 2020 at 06:34 pm

The QB/C fumble that was recovered by SF during what was a really promising drive was probably the last real chance the Packers had to get back into the game, and that's at least partly on Rodgers. The interception on the following drive sealed it.

That being said, if I had to dish out blame, Pettine and the defense get the biggest share here by a fair margin. I can't suss out whether it was more a lack of personnel/talent or just a terrible scheme, but at the end of the day the fish rots from the head. We had a number of dominant defensive performances this year and those were extremely encouraging. This game was so bad that all of that good will I was willing to extend Pettine has completely evaporated and I would not be sad to see him go. They were GASHED.

Losing to a good team is one thing; getting embarrassed by them twice in the same year is another. While certainly we did far better this season than anyone expected, there is a lot of work to do in the offseason to close the gap between us and the 49ers. It's going to be a long time before the bad taste leaves my mouth. Ugly, ugly loss.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:52 pm

We were outclassed from the word "go" today. But let's remember, everyone was thinking 8-8 or 9-7 at best and a wild card spot. We went 13-3 and made it to the NFC CG with a rookie head coach and some significant personnel issues. The team is young and we're WAY ahead of schedule for the rebuild.

They swept the division.
They went 13-3.
They won a playoff game and got to the NFC CG.
The next 3 years look bright.
They can still win a ring under Rodgers.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:18 pm

"They can still win a ring under Rodgers."

Agreed. They just can't expect him to paper over major roster holes anymore. He can't.

I think the days of him being among the league's elite QBs are over. He's not magical every week anymore. Heck, he's not been magic from start to finish in any single game this year. But he's still got plenty of magic in that arm if the rest of the team can hold up their end of the donkey.

We saw a lot of good this year. If Gute can work this offseason as well and ML can learn from experience, they have a good chance to avoid a regression and might even be better.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:29 pm

Yup. Pretty much spot on. Need more weapons for ARod. Need to upgrade ILB. Depth at CB. And decide what to do at RT when Bulaga leaves (which he will).

All in all, not a bad place to be starting from going into 2020.

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jbromusic's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

This is EXACTLY the right attitude to have regarding this season. Yes, we got our asses handed to us tonight, but this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. We overachieved all season long and got some lucky breaks along the way, but this team is filled with young, developing players who will be MUCH better next season. This team is being built to win a superbowl in 2020 or 2021 and it just so happens that we actually hung around in a lot of close games and made it to the NFC Championship game. Let's sure up the O and D lines, sign an ILB and WR and get a couple of weapons for #12 in the draft. We will be OK!

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tincada's picture

January 20, 2020 at 06:57 am

They can't afford to do all that. And as usual none of you optimists even mention the lack of a run game.

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:46 pm

Before some of you start talking about Rodgers stats and other things to be used as toilet paper to cover up the shit pile they dropped on the field. Read again what one wrote.

Tarynfor12

January 19, 2020 at 11:24 am

The Packers have been really lucky this season and everyone knows it but most can't or won't accept it. Yes, they have won some games because they actually played better than the opponent, but those wins are much fewer than the games they won, though being dead for half a game or by actually having the better team. And that is what will determine the winner of this game.

What are the odds on the Packers not looking comatose for half the game and the Niners' playing to a level that will accommodate the Packers comatose state that rears its 'ugliness' in every game.

The Packers do not match up well with SF at any position, less the not so large separation of QB's, which Rodgers still gets for reasons other than this seasons play.

This game won't be a repeat of the more recent game, but it won't take much of a comatose state from the Packers to make it a repeat and that is the only difference MLF needs to ensure to have a chance for victory, as the Packers can and have shown the ability to play equal to any opponent. Not weekly consistent but enough to think it possible but not highly plausible.

I have the Packers +7.5 and sincerely hope they don't need any of it..

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fthisJack's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:52 pm

the only time you comment is when they lose....maybe SYFM!

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:11 pm

Truth hurts, doesn't it you nimrod. I made a lot of money betting the Packers win total. So, how you can say I only come here when they lose is moronic at best.
So many here really don't know shit other than thinking the Packers will win every week and you're not a fan and stupid if you don't. Your type of dimwit thinking.
I call what would happen when the Packers go comatose it before the game played out and it played out exactly as I said it could and ultimately did.
See you next season asshole.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm

You seem to have predicted that if the Packers played competitively the entire game, they'd be competitive. But if the Packers didn't play competitively the whole game, they wouldn't be able to compete.

A bold prediction, to be sure. You're like a modern-day Nostradomus of football, I tell ya.

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:38 pm

Reading comprehension...
I said the Packers could keep it close if they play much better than they have and it wouldn't take much of them looking comatose and having SF repeat rolling over them again.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:53 pm

Yeah Taryn that's what he just said that you said...

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:54 pm

Are you arguing semantics here? Because that's pretty much what I said you said, with different words.

Yeah, if the packers play well, they'll be competitive. If they don't, they won't.

Monster prediction.

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Tingham's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:57 pm

Where you been.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

Taryinfor12, Act like a Lady. You don't need to use language like that. You'll Never command the Respect you Deserve talking filthy. There are some here who know you are Good at what you do. I lost more on that game today than you did. I knew at the end, I was the wrong way. I told you that. You can't Bet GB Giving them 7 1/2 or 8 Pt's. I hope someday you & everyone else here will see how Gambling Controls the Outcome of Every NFL game. You can Smack me on that if you want, but Someday I believe Everyone will know it. You are a Good Handicapper, but Handicapping doesn't Win or Lose Football Games, $$$ does. I've Bragged on here when I was having an unbelievable Hot Streak, but a person should keep that to him or herself. Packer Fans & those that Bet on them today, feel bad enough without you or I rubbing it in. I called the Seattle game last week right, you didn't. I didn't go out of my way to Brag about it, until someone called me on it. Act & Talk like a Lady, you'll get the respect here you deserve. Hope I'm around to talk to you next year.
LVT

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:23 pm

I told you betting the money line on the Packers was a fan bet and not the right bet if you're looking to cash. The safer bet was taking the points if you had to bet GB. I took GB and the points and stayed away from the money line. You said how can you not take +280. I said only if you really believe they can win outright and I didn't and said so. You say you lost more than me and what. I lost with the points but I knew not to over bet them either way because it wouldn't take much from the Packers playing dead for the slightest amount of time for SF to roll on them. They did and so did SF.

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LASVEGAS-TOM's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm

Taryinfor12, Yes you told me that, & I knew in my Head that Vegas wasn't going to pay out those $280's. My thinking was right on the game. I knew you couldn't win giving GB 8 Pt's. Not with AR or Brett at QB. It's over with. I was hoping to Win Big Once in my life beating the House. It didn't happen so move on. It doesn't do any good to argu with anyone. Let's win the SB & make up for today. Right Now it's basically Pick-Um. KC -1. What are your thoughts?
LVT

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:57 am

Too early.

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Shinesman's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:21 pm

Amen. They sucked all year and barely survived. They even lost two games to terrible teams. Had they even beat one of them this could have been a home game. Pretty pathetic effort today.

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jlc1's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm

they lost 3 games in the regular season, 2 of them to playoff teams. Don't care how you slice it, playoff teams are not terrible. So the LAC game is the only one that qualifies. oh, and by the way, SF lost to a really terrible team, Atlanta. So mixing up individual games with whole seasons is a solid way to make a point, just not a rational or well informed one.

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Ds300916's picture

January 22, 2020 at 08:45 pm

Can you please, please, please, go become a fan of another team? Hell, I think we can pool the comment board here and we'll even pay for your ticket to their opener.

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edp1959's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:47 pm

Good grief if you think Rodgers lost this game you are a idiot. Defense lost this game. Rodgers is the only reason it was as close as it was.

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fthisJack's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:55 pm

Rodgers sucked....again. should see if anyone would give them a 7th round pick for him and get rid of that monster salary and his bad attitude.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:55 pm

4 turnovers would argue with that thought... He wasn't good. He wasn't the largest reason they lost, but he was up there.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

You literally just added another TO is it going to be 5 next time?

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

He had 4 turnovers today. Go look at the box score.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:13 pm

I would not have made that comment if I hadn't already looked and thePackers had 3 TOs in the game....lay off the sauce sir

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:30 pm

AR had 2 INTs and 2 fumbles plus the center snap snafu. Two of the fumbles were recovered by GB, so they aren't turnovers, just plays completely messed up. One of the INTs was just desperation and the center snap might well be on Linsley. Anything between 3 and 5 seems fair.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:36 pm

Sooo why are we counting fumbles that didn't count? ESPN has the TO at three we know he threw one bad pick, the other was desperation and the center jammed the ball into his asshole for some reason.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:27 pm

You just described every snap taken by a QB from under center that transpires in an NFL game.

The QB has his hand up tight against the C's undercarriage.. the center forcefully jams the ball up and into the QB's hand.. that's exactly what happened.

The issue was Rodger's second hand never grasped the ball. What the center did was was every snap looks like.

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edp1959's picture

January 20, 2020 at 05:14 am

Bullshit the ball never touched Rodgers hands.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 20, 2020 at 07:56 am

You want to protect your idol. I get it. I really do. But father time is undefeated and Rodgers played like shit yesterday, as he has for most of the year.

I'm not suggesting we replace him for 2020. That's insane. I'm suggesting it is time to begin looking for his replacement for 2022 or 2023. It's going to take awhile.

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jlc1's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

maybe Rodgers pulled out early. Getting an extra split second against that rush would be helpful and it may be he was trying a little to hard for that. or maybe Linsley was slow with the snap. either way it's a TO and GB needed to win, not lose, the TOs.

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Oppy's picture

January 21, 2020 at 06:37 pm

What’s that river in Egypt?

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:36 pm

You're right, 2 INTs and 1 lost fumble.
Rodgers did have 3 total fumbles today, though. Ball security has become an issue for Rodgers over the last 5 years.

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:56 pm

That and a lot of early prevent defense from SF.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:55 pm

This is a truth nobody is going to want to hear, Taryn.

Rodgers got his yards in garbage time. Unfortunately, garbage time was the entire second half of this game.

Defense collapsed from the get go; but the offense was in an utter stall until the 9ers had such a lead they could afford to play loose and just keep the ball in front of them.

Total shitshow of a game.

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January 19, 2020 at 10:41 pm

That's why I called the stat sheet nothing but toilet paper covering the shit pile the whole team dropped on the field and more so for Rodgers.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm

Its only garbage time because the def failed to get stops they don't give that last TD and its a ten point game they don't give up that FG and its a 7 point game that's how it works. An offense can get the team back in the game if the def holds up its end of the bargain like the Patriots did for instance in that SB down 28-3 Brady can score all the TDs he wants but if the def doesn't get stops then we're saying the same thing.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:24 pm

If the game is kept close by the Packers defense, in all likelyhood, the 49ers defense never starts playing soft, and the Packers offense doesn't have the room to operate.

Yes, it's only garbage time because the defense was horrible. If the defense isn't horrible, the 9ers defense continues to stomp on the Packers offense.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm

you must have not watched those TD drives two were 10 play drives the first consisting of zero chunk plays just a long efficient drive, second had the deep ball to Graham after Rodgers looked the safety off and then the third had the deep ball to Adams when he beat Sherman off the line. The 49ers definitely weren't playing soft we're only having this discussion because the def couldn't get a single stop when needed. Hell if the Packers lose 27-20 you wouldn't be saying that.

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January 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm

you must have not watched those TD drives two were 10 play drives the first consisting of zero chunk plays just a long efficient drive, second had the deep ball to Graham after Rodgers looked the safety off and then the third had the deep ball to Adams when he beat Sherman off the line. The 49ers definitely weren't playing soft we're only having this discussion because the def couldn't get a single stop when needed. Hell if the Packers lose 27-20 you wouldn't be saying that.

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Cubbygold's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:57 pm

What was the score at half? The game was over by then, 9ers just ran clock in the second half and rested anyone with a minor injury

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Rak47's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:42 pm

And if you think Rodgers didn't contribute heavily to this loss you're a damn idiot. Let's start with holding the ball all day and taking sacks, butt fumbles and interceptions. You're lucky Shanahan and Saleh were the 49er coaches because they took their foot off of GB's neck and played run on offense and prevent on defense the entire second half. If they had gassed it it could've easily been 50 something to 7. No way were they going to humiliate their boy LaFluer like that. Rodgers ran his numbers up on pure garbage prevent defense that actually LET the Packers score as long as they took time off the clock. Rodgers is no longer Elite and no more than a second tier QB at best.

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edp1959's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:01 pm

We frankly don’t give a tihs what you think. Especially since you and several others only show up when you can trash #12.

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Rak47's picture

January 20, 2020 at 05:29 am

Well then why comment dipstick, obviously you do care hence your nasty attitude.. You're just another clown with a Rodgers shrine in your bedroom next to your the TT and MM shrines, your holy triumvirate that can do no wrong.

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badaxed's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:11 pm

Rodgers will never be in a super bowl again unless he buys a ticket. He is done. Toast. His throws are often behind receivers. He holds the ball to long and he is a head case diva. Time for the train to leave the station for him. Time to draft a quarterback.

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cpabandit's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:53 pm

As close as it was?! I predicted the final score to be SF 45 GB: MINUS 10, yes minus 10 because they played so bad. And the blame goes to the offense for dumb penalties, an undisciplined QB that does not know how to throw the ball away, and the defense for putting up a paper cape against the Niners RB's knowing full well that they were going to run. Embarrassing! Disgusting, no class. Packers MVP for the year goes to Devante Adams and Aaron Jones. Most regressed player goes to Aaron Rodgers.

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Since'61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:49 pm

The defense which had held up all season was literally run out of the park tonight. Pettine had no answer for the 49ers ground game and the defense gave up nearly 300 yards on the ground. Not much you can do when you can't stop the run. The offense and Rodgers played well but they were overmatched as well. The Packer ground game was ineffective and the lack of WR threats beyond Adams was exposed.

However, it's been a great season and a hell of a ride. Great job by MLF in his first season. If this is the start. of rebuild for 2020-2022 it's been a heck of a start. Go Pack Go>. Thanks, Since '61

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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:54 pm

9ers attempted 8 passes all night --> 8 <--

...and still had 350 yards of total offense. Their OL had their way with the Packers tonight.

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Since&#039;61's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:57 pm

Our defense was totally and physically dominated at the LOS. Pettine had no answer to stop the 49ers run game.

We need 2 more DLs to help out Clark and we need actual NFL ILBs. Thanks, Since '61

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badaxed's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm

Watched Martinez post game. Even he knows he will not be back in green bay.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:24 pm

Gutedkunst let Pennell go earlier in the season instead of inking another wide body. They annhilated P.Smith,MArtinez and Amos. Campbell just way-laid. King's first whiff set the tone. A clinic in the outside zone running game. Juran Reed is a FA, they do need two more DTs. The Lowry extension is still a head scratcher. Three new ILBs minimum and another big CB.

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Rak47's picture

January 20, 2020 at 05:39 am

Packers need another dynamic back to complement Aaron Jones, and at least 2 speedy quality receivers on offense. On defense they need ILB help desperately as well as a big bodied run stuffing defensive tackle to pair with Kenny Clark. Tyler Lancaster and Montravious Adams don't appear to be the answer. To me those 4 positions must be addressed effectively while adding the best player available in the draft at any other positions to add depth and hopefully competition in camp.

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sonomaca's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:40 pm

Passing league. Please. The Niners took a look at the Packers run defense and said, “nope, you can’t stop this!” Pettine and LaFleur certainly knew what was coming. They saw it happen to the Vikings last week. Couldn’t do a damn thing about it.

The Pack are going to have to do reconstructive surgery on the run defense if they hope to beat the Niners next year.

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fthisJack's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:58 pm

the only thing this defense did well during the season was inside the red zone.other than that they were pretty mediocre.

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bjkdad44's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:50 pm

The pack’s ground game was basically the only thing I saw that WAS working... Jones is a beast!

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tincada's picture

January 20, 2020 at 07:10 am

Spoiler alert. GB doesn't have a ground game.

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Ollie1960's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:51 pm

Just an awful display of football. Totally out coached. Pettine was brutal!

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AZPackersfan's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:52 pm

Rodgers has lost a lot as he gets older. Bad throws, missing people, etc. I'm wondering if he's ever bought into MLF's game plan. Rodgers is always good for the long ball, but keeping the offense moving down the field, not so much.

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edp1959's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:57 pm

Maybe if MLF had turned it over to Rodgers sooner before the defense got them so far behind the result would have been different.

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Rak47's picture

January 20, 2020 at 05:45 am

Stop dreaming clown. Rodgers did squat until San Fran took the Pedal off the gas and went to prevent defense. You're delusion, and have no clue as to what you just watched. Go back and pray to your AR shrine.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:43 pm

SF scored 37. The Packers needed their defense and that side of the ball did not show up.

IIt's still a rookie HC and a first year offense that is clearly lacking in competent pass catchers. That's a pretty good defense. I won't go so far as to say they were good on offense. But 20 is in the ballpark of what I expected they could do.

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Oppy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm

I don't think this offense would have sniffed 20 if the defense had stifled the 9ers offense.

Most of the offense by the Packers was while the 9ers were in a comfortable lead. I believe the 9ers defense took the foot off the Packers' neck and was playing safety net as opposed to downhill.

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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:35 pm

They were perfectly happy to let the Packers shorten the game for them in the second half, yes.

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Lphill's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:52 pm

Maybe Pettine has to go, you know it’s a run and you can’t stop it? Packers win if the defense makes some 3 rd down stops which they did not. Sternberger is gonna be good, let’s get another receiver, a linebacker and a run stuffer.

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dobber's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:56 pm

"Maybe Pettine has to go, you know it’s a run and you can’t stop it?"

Perhaps. But if this is the case then there are about 8 Big Ten DCs who need to lose their jobs every year based on the Badgers rolling over the top of them.

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Ollie1960's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:53 pm

Nice defense Pettine. POS

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edp1959's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:53 pm

So another year is going to have to be spent drafting defense and getting no WR or OL help.

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dblbogey's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

Wide receiver position is incredibly deep this draft. That's our biggest need and there will be a good one available when we pick in first round. We have to get an upgrade over Martinez, but otherwise the defensive talent is pretty good. I definitely have my doubts about Pettine. It's inexcusable not to adjust to stop the run.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 20, 2020 at 01:42 pm

What did Andy Reid do after getting run down at Home last season? Brought in a new DC.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:48 pm

I sure hope not. The offense is far more talent-deficient than the defense, IMO.

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Cubbygold's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:53 pm

Second half yards and points will skew the hot takes towards the defense. The reality is both sides of the ball were equally terrible in the first half and the game was over by then.

Among the many frustrations was knowing that our first round pick was sitting on the bench taking mental reps while our d-line was completely manhandled and that Breeland was sitting at home getting ready for the Superbowl while Kings out there missing tackles. I'm hopeful for Gary being productive next year, but GB has to do something about those DTs and CB

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

The impact that Gary MUST provide to dismiss any bust talk needs to be huge. No excuses.

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jlc1's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Another bold prediction from Tarynfor12. A first round pick needs to have impact.

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Gman1976's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:54 pm

Not happy with turnovers, fumblitis (even when not losing the ball), 288 yards on the ground given up by the defense, little or no hurry up offense, and the 20 yard punt; but love how far this team came this year. Can't wait until next year. Go Pack!

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:55 pm

I have been saying all year we needed a RUN STUFFER teams. 49ers ran all over us.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:53 pm

If you had told me on Friday that the Packers would hold SF under 70 net yards passing and been close to 300 net passing on their side, I'd have said that they would be making travel arrangements to Miami right now.

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NitschkeFan's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:55 pm

Surprisingly good season but the team was not in the same class as San Fran.

Defense and Pettine were terrible today.

Offseason needs are still plenty and the draft picks will be around #30 each round so I am not too keen on what will be available that can really help next season. I guess we have a few months with nothing better to discuss than free agency and the draft so no point on starting now.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Only need WR and DT. LB R. Gary was awesome.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:57 pm

Huh? He had one bad TO the other was pretty much a desperation heave the game was pretty much over. If anything it shows the lack of talent the Packers have after him. The Packers three biggest needs are WR, Dlinemen and another LB either next to Blake or potentially taking his place if they let him walk or not. The clock is up on Oren Burks if you can't get on the field or stay on it then its time to go, Lowry and Lancaster are just guys the Packers need another stud on that dline to get attention off KC, the WR after Adams can all fall in line after the Pack get a true number two and Billy Turner stinks he's been the weak link on the oline pretty much all year and does he look pretty small to anyone else besides me? I saw this clip of him running on the field a couple weeks ago and was like "wtf this dude small as hell no wonder he gets beat so much" and yes I like Williams but the Packers could definitely upgrade over him as well you see how the 49ers, Vikes, Hawks don't really miss a beat with their other RBs the Packers off plummets when Jamal is in he's just not dynamic or explosive enough he really is a third back and potential receiving threat out of the backfield or short yardage guy. Well its been a great season proud of these guys and am looking forward to the future.GPG!

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fthisJack's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:11 pm

they have as many holes to fill this year as last year. why is Will Redmond on this team. every time i see him he's either blowing a coverage or missing a tackle. TW needs to retire. KK isn't a shut down CB and neither is Jaire. why was Green inactive. he can run circles around Redmond. Pettine has not impressed. he needs to be replaced. his D got eaten up by the run several times during the year and was gawd awful tonight. the ST guy needs to take a hike. they need a QB to groom. Rodgers is a shell of his former self. any trade partners that would take that crazy salary off the Packers back?

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Buckywunder's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:58 pm

Hard to keep this in perspective but I predicted playoffs this year and Super Bowl next.

No reason to change that prediction and I’m sticking to it!

Go Pack!

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Point-Packer's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:01 pm

Nagler must have drank a season's worth of Johnny Jolly's purple draaaank during this game, because to put this one on Rodgers is some sort of vivid hallucination. He didn't play great football in the first half, but the fact that Pettine's defense couldn't stop my 78 year old Aunt Darlene if she was the San Fran RB was the clear reason why the Pack lost this game.

Apparently Nagler joined the Rodgers sucks cohort. Probably end the year by talking about how GB's wide receiving corps was "vastly improved", as opposed to a unit that has one star and a bunch of fringe NFL players. And yes, that includes the TE position as well. Can't blame him, too much time in NY will make anyone insane.

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bjkdad44's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:34 pm

Lazard is NOTa fringe player!!!!

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Tundraboy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Was a Great Season. Found a new TE tonight and 2nd WR Lazard, so I'm happy as I could be under circumstances. Hate losing but a lot of progress over last year. Loved seeing Sherman trucked and later burned by Adams.

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dblbogey's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

Agree that Sternberger will be a good one, but Lazard, Kumerow, etc. are just guys, we have a desperate need for a #2 receiver.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:09 pm

I'd love Lazard as a 3rd WR. We need a #2.

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Tundraboy's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Agree. He's a second but we still need a # 2, or a # 1B to Davante.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:18 pm

I'm a big fan of Lazard but I cannot call him a #2 WR. If he gets better, he might be a good #3. For now, he's a fringe #3 and he was clearly their 2nd best WR. That's a problem. I was thrilled about Sternberger's expanded role in the playoffs. They still need another. ML's offense requires 2. I don't know if they can milk another season from Lewis.

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Gort's picture

January 19, 2020 at 08:59 pm

Speed kills and it did just that today.
This loss was clearly a personnel department loss.
The 49ers clearly have better and way faster personnel at many positions, but the guys we have played to the best of their ability.
Thanks for the ride guys.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:37 pm

“I like to think the Packers just ran out of time.” I’m with you Leotis. If we could just have stretched things out a bit longer, until all the first rounders in the 49ers D line we’re off there rookie deals and couldn’t be resigned.

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

- Going to cancel my appointment for a Super Bowl LIV neck tattoo tattoo.

- Not moving ahead with paperwork to legally change my name to Dean Blake Harris.

- Was Mike Shanahan at the game? I couldn't tell on TV.

- I'd like to think the Packers just ran out of time. That would not be true.

- No one should be fired, have their pay docked, or be cut immediately because of this loss.

- I love the Green Bay Packers. Thank you for the great season.

- I'm looking forward to seeing Andy Reid hoist the Lombadri Trophy. Great googily moogily, GO CHEFS!

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:04 pm

"- No one should be fired, have their pay docked, or be cut immediately because of this loss."

This one should be the final straw that prompts them to move on from Blake Martinez.
And there needs to be a serious conversation about Pettine.

This issues with both go much deeper than one game.

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Gort's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:26 pm

Said this several times, but the ILB problem is not Martinez.

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jlc1's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm

What is it then? Scheme? The guys in front of the ILB?

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:39 pm

Of course personnel must be evaluated, Hank. My reference was to the typical barley pop-induced knee jerk reactions posted here after a loss. Maybe the grass is greener with that new DC. Maybe not.

I think this is what happens when you game plan to bring pressure to nuetralize Kittle et al and get the damn ball run down your throat. Is that scheme and game planning or is that getting your ass kicked at the LOS? Seems to me to be the latter.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:00 pm

I had hoped it wouldn't turn out like it did but I feared all week that it would. Great season, considering where they were 365 days ago.

For the next one, they need to find: DL, OL, ILB and pass catchers. They were not bad in the trenches on balance but my goodness SF sure beat them up on both sides twice. If SF sets the bar for physical play, these players simply cannot compete. They need to hope somebody else takes them out or get a lot better. Since they can't count on the former, they need to get to work on the latter.

I think ML needs to do some serious pondering on whether he wants to continue with the same defensive approach.

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packerbackerjim's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:01 pm

Kind of hurts but it was a great season. Some holes to fill and Gute has his work cut out for him. I wonder if LaFleur will be able to get the assistants he wants, his bro for one. Going to be interesting. And with the 30th pick......

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dblbogey's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm

And with the 30th pick...... Green Bay selects a stud receiver in a draft class full of them.

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Ollie1960's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

Where’s Dom Capers when you need him?

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msnpackfan's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

49ers were forced to throw the ball a whopping 7 times all game. Defense could not stop the run if their lives depended upon it. Pettine had no answers or adjustments to their run game. Pathetic. A totally embarrassing effort on behalf of the defense.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

Defense is still a thing in the NFL.
Stopping the run is still a "must do" in the NFL.
The Packers looked very tight early, and not like guys with nothing to lose.
Speed kills, but lateral speed is essential.
Pettine has some explaining to do.
GB needs three good receiving options.

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stockholder's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

Gutey let Daniels go. Gutey could have drafted Lawrence or Wilkins. And we should have switched to the 4-3-4. Even a 5-2-4 front would have been the right call if they had the right ILBs. Now we have to go through growing pains at ILB. Gutey needs to keep his picks this draft! 3 Good Wrs? I'll go with 4 this draft. With 45 Wrs coming out. His Top 3 picks must be WRs. Hopefully Gute now realizes you don't get #2 Wrs late. The catch Radius,Height, and Route tree, are just as important as speed.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:31 pm

They definitely have a screaming need at WR. They also need a 2nd functional TE to make ML's offense work right. They need to look at the right side of their o-line and perhaps even OC (if Linsley worth $10 mil?). On defense, they need a LB that can run and cover. And another DL for the rotation, preferably one that puts Lowrey at #3 in the pecking order where he belongs. And with Tramon's age, they could use another DB.

You're not going to find all that after round 3. If you find one guy that can play as a rookie in rounds 4-7, you're very lucky. So I don't think they have the luxury of drafting waves of WRs early.

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stockholder's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm

Chris Jones. Yannick Ngakoue . Littleton ILB LA..

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CAG123's picture

January 20, 2020 at 12:02 am

You realize changing the def isn't like changing socks right? So many people throw that out likes its just some simple thing if it was Aaron Kampman would have never left and Perry and Datone would be thriving as 3-4 outside LBs right now. Oh and Daniels spent the almost the whole year hurt for the Lions so I'd say good call in letting him go.

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Timeout's picture

January 20, 2020 at 08:16 am

It will be interesting to see how well the Chiefs handle the 49er's run game. They are in the first year of a new D-coordinator who changed schemes [ 3-4 to 4-3] acquired some new players while moving on from Dee Ford, Justin Houston.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 20, 2020 at 01:58 pm

Daniels was damaged goods, smart move. Not getting a DT in-season to help stop the run when it was apparent Lancaster was on skates and Montravious not showing up, not a smart move. Look at the draft picks in comparison:
Ferrell and Wilkens didn't do much better than Gary with their full time reps. Lawrence is an intriguing guy but is the same as Kenny Clark's job. Will Lawrence maintain or lose weight down the road?? Dillard didn't do much. The Fans are pining for Metcalf and Deebo but they were 2nd round rated guys. Deebo stayed healthy. Jenkins is solid. The 49rs stunted him a bit yesterday and he give up pressures into Rodgers lap. Turner and Lindsley have been gamed all year long. The ILB should have been upgrade three years ago. Just need to hit on four guys and get some contributors with speed and smarter players.

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Cubbygold's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:02 pm

Lot of hot takes on Pettine. Not trying to defend him, everything was awful. However...

I believe Moestert had something like 110 yards rushing at half...before contact. Serious question, is that on the DC or the front 7? If the DL gets manhandled and the LBs can't even make contact, that sounds like a lot of guys losing their man to man battles.

Getting shredded by a passing game is usually the sign of a poor game plan. Getting dominated by an OL seems more like a personnel issue.

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Mojo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:13 pm

I've noticed over the years how difficult it is for GB D-lineman to get off blocks.

You can see the play develop, it looks like our guys are in position, yet the RB somehow bursts through what looks like a closed gap. It seems like all they have to do is lean over and reach-out but they fail to do so. Bizarre and frustrating.

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HankScorpio's picture

January 19, 2020 at 11:15 pm

285 yards rushing will tend to generate hot takes.

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January 20, 2020 at 01:48 am

Pettine might well have acceptable answers. It may be that a rotation of Clark, Lowry and Lancaster is the best combination of players he can field. He played Martinez, of course, and Goodson quite a bit. They are the best run stuffers.

Z didn't have a good game. He kept trying to rush a QB who wasn't throwing the ball. Left his gap and lined up super wide often, and still didn't provide contain. Fackrell had a sack and a TFL, but was also the OLB that got flattened and ended up on the ground on Mostert's first long TD run, which was run right at Fackrell.

I'd like to see the snap counts to know for sure who played. I thought the best plan was to make Garoppolo throw the ball. Either that wasn't the game plan or GB couldn't execute it. I don't remember seeing three defensive linemen on the field together with Blake and Goodson at ILB. If the game plan was to stop the pass, then Pettine has some explaining to do.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 20, 2020 at 11:24 am

Both Smiths were out of position all game long. Credit to the OC of the 49ers for scheming to their tendency. And for having a game plan that put more bodies in place than the defensive line and LB could handle. Teams all year have attacked the weakside. Yesterday was the first time a team has attack the strong side with Clarke and P. Smith. Caught the Packers completely by surprise. No adjustments would have work, Packers did not have the personnel in the D line or ILB to stop the sweep action. (Beat by the old Packers sweep...)

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 20, 2020 at 02:03 pm

The EDGE was compromised and no flow from the DTs.

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Qoojo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:03 pm

- Epically bad run defense
- Rodgers with a Cutler like performance
- Seriously, epic failure of defense
- Did the coaching staff watch the first game?
- Did the defense know it's legal to run the ball?
- SF clearly a much better team
- Rodgers needs to come back better next year or retire
- I'm ok with Martinez going
- I'm ok with Pettine leaving too

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:03 pm

So much for stopping the pass and not worrying about the run game. Didn't work out to well Pettine. Better get a big DT next year.

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Qoojo's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:16 pm

I was thinking about that Pettine quote the whole game.

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stockholder's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:45 pm

Last year was the time for one! And if you think that there is one this year. Forget it. The packers must sign a DT FA. Not to mention Clark. Picking #30 will get you a #2 WR. And he better be able to return Punts!

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lpirlot's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:04 pm

I don't understand going for 2 when you're down by exactly 3 touchdowns - what does that get you?

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PackersWinning's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:04 pm

Rodgers sucked in the first ...les like an old golfer with the yips we’re done as long as he’s inGB. Goody drafted Gary the human ZERO and didn’t get Fitzpatrick not to mention drafting 3 worthless receivers. Looks like 8-8 next season. Oh Graham $12mil...this is a hot mess. You really think the guy who drafted a Gary will get us to the top?

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Point-Packer's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:04 pm

Pettine and Martinez should have been handed a pink slip as they walk into the locking room. Anyone who thinks that the future of ILB in GB includes Blake Martinez should re-watch this one and focus on #50 . Cause it wasn't pretty.

As to Pettine, either this team is vastly deficient with talent on defense (a take contrary to everyone's beliefs) or that was an incredibly poor coached game. I'll take the latter, mostly because a NFL team in 2019 shouldn't get run over like that by anyone, ever.

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:28 pm

Purple draaank at your house tonight, too? Might want to check your calendar, little buddy. Time flies.

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January 19, 2020 at 09:34 pm

January is always tough for me and my purple draaank drenched brain. Thanks, Johnny.

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GoldenRetriever's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:16 pm

I think Martinez knows he is as good as gone from GB. He was crying in his post-game interview. Tough to watch. He clearly love the team, the fans, and the town.

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msnpackfan's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:05 pm

No way the Packers sign Martinez to a contract. Let him walk as he once again showed he is not a difference maker. Where the hell was he on all those runs up the middle. OVERRATED, UNDERSKILLED AND NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!!

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PackersWinning's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

Aaron Rodgers has morphed into a scared old man who won’t throw the ball unless a guys is wide open

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Ruppert's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

It was a fun year. I was thinking 8-8 at best last August. I like Lafleur. Please find a way to upgrade WR (particularly slot WR), TE and ILB. I don't know that anything would have been different if Pettine wasn't here this year, but I think he might be gone. I don't feel strongly either way about him but I almost want to see if Lafleur has someone in mind. I would trust his opinion after this season.

Peace.

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January 19, 2020 at 11:47 pm

They also need a power running back and a bonafide FB. Free agency and a good draft will need to bring in 6-8 new people.

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Ryan3468's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:07 pm

Can’t beat a team when your offense is below average and your defense allows 3rd and 3 for the majority of the game. The score wasn’t that horrid by the end, but that was an ass whooping for the ages. Still happy to be a Packers Fan. Future is bright, not so sure about Pettine and his run friendly defense.

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LambeauPlain's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:10 pm

I had been a Pettine fan. He lost me this season. He coached as though the run game was only an afterthought.

Well, it was. And tonight he showed the prime time audience how you lose in embarrassing fashion.

That was a neutering, Mike. Maybe retirement was a good career choice for you.

Coach Matt, hire your own guy...a young innovative coach like Dave Aranda.

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GeorgiaCheesehead's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:08 pm

What an absolutely embarrassing performance. They look like a HS team playing tonight. Again this team shits the bed in a NFC championship game. AR was awful. No excuses for him he is unwilling to run when he needs to avoid the blitz. The defense was atrocious. To allow any opponent to go up 27-0 at half time is totally unacceptable. GB will not win another SB with AR. Its over. Time to draft a young running QB that can and will run when needed AR has proven he is not interested in doing that. Toobmany holes on this team.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:21 pm

Taryn is some where rubbing her hands and laughing maniacally

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January 19, 2020 at 09:18 pm

Her hands, and no I'm not.

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LambeauPlain's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:20 pm

Tayrn is a negative malcontent who only takes pleasure when the Pack fails.

Being the 2nd best team in the NFC at 14-4 after 6-9-1 is a raging success to Tayrn’s great sadness.

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CAG123's picture

January 19, 2020 at 09:28 pm

Its crazy the pleasure she gets in stamping on peoples hopes and dreams like nobody here thinks this team was a world beater but they played with heart and scrappiness we haven't seen in some time the Packers had a soft label under MM especially when guys like Jenkins, Woodson and Pickett left it was nice to see them play tough for more than a couple games this year.

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Tarynfor12's picture

January 19, 2020 at 10:52 pm

Never denied their scrappiness, but I always have my eyes uncovered when watching them. This team may have gotten 14 wins, but their overall ability didn't dictate that they belonged here and SF proved easily again. This team backed into the NFCC game not knowing themselves how they got there and so many here pulled their blindfolds tighter to ensure they didn't either.

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January 19, 2020 at 11:20 pm

Oh lord Taryn smh…. If you watched this team their recipe is rather simple, protect leads, take the ball away, pressure the QB, be efficient on both sides in the redzone and don't give the ball away easy stuff has it been pretty no but after watching this team do pretty much the opposite of that all last year and before I'll take any improvements I can get. Everyone here knows this team has holes but they won the games they were supposed to win but you seem to enjoy stamping out any bit of optimism you see with your "well according to my calculations" crap then coming back with the "na na na na boo boo I told you so". Stats and results would be nice but if I had to pick give me results look at the Cowboys and that highly productive off they put on the field oh wait they were 8-8, look at those Saints man that offense and defense was a beautiful oh wait they got booted in the first round by the team the Packers beat twice. You get too lost in raw numbers and how can a team on a 6 game win streak back into the NFCCG? Nobody was blind to this teams mistakes/flaws but you made sure to point them out every single week just the same.

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