While we already had what will likely end up being the most exciting game of the day happen in the AFC, we still have one more game to play over in the NFC. There has been a lot of hype made about Colin Kaepernick, but he’s finally getting his first real and true test of his young career as the 49ers entire season rides on his shoulders.
As for Aaron Rodgers, being in the NFC Divisional Round game is business as usual.
The script is certainly going as it was predicted, as the first score of the game was had off of a Colin Kaepernick mistake. Sam Shields got in front of a scrambling pass from Kaepernick and proceeded to take it back all the way for a pick-six.
But while his mistake cost the 49ers the chance to get a leg up on the Packers, he bounced back brilliantly. Kaepernick took the 49ers all the way down the field and finished off the drive by running the ball in himself.
Much has been made about the Green Bay running game this season and how it’s non-existant. DuJuan Harris may only have 38 yards through one quarter, but he’s got a pretty massive touchdown which is currently the difference in the game. Alex Green was deactivated before the game today, which means Harris, who was selling cars earlier this season, is now the feature back for the Packers.
Both teams have looked mild up to this point, but Green Bay seems to be heating up fast. Unless the 49ers want to hear all about their quarterback controversy for the next eight months, they’d better heat up too.