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Packers, 49ers prepare for rematch in NFC Championship game

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community news, Packers, 49ers prepare for rematch in NFC Championship game

Back on Nov. 24 in a primetime game, the San Francisco 49ers throttled the Green Bay Packers 37-8, holding a good offense scoreless until the third quarter. It served as a notice of sorts for the rest of the league, as the 49ers had traversed a relatively soft schedule to that point (the 11th best schedule going into the season, but adjusted for injury and unforeseen decline turned out to be quite fortuitous with matchups against the Bengals, the Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers, the imploding Browns, Washington, a Cam Newton-less Panthers team and the Arizona Cardinals). They had lost to the Seahawks in overtime two weeks prior, which, at that point, was their best opponent by a mile.

But that game changed things. Their defense went from excellent to world-beating. Their running game went from effective to perplexing. Richard Sherman went from “the media is stupid and wrong about me and us” to … doing it more frequently? That said, it set the table for the remainder of the season to come.

So, what can we expect in the rematch, which takes place at 6:40 p.m. ET amid a scattered landscape of vampiric tech company campuses in lovely Santa Clara, California?

Here is what we’re looking for….



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