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Packers’ season ends with 45-31 loss to 49ers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on January 12, 2013 – 10:36 pm


SAN FRANCISCO–The Packers’ season ended in Candlestick Park on Saturday night, in a 45-31 loss to the 49ers in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.

In a game that gave birth to a new star in the NFL, the Packers surrendered a playoff-record 183 yards rushing to second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was making his first postseason start. Kaepernick rushed for two touchdowns and passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns, all of that after having thrown an interception that was returned by Sam Shields for a touchdown on the 49ers’ first possession of the game.

The major problem Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense faced was a ridiculously lopsided time of possesssion disadvantage that left the Packers with little more to do but stand on the sideline and watch Kaepernick emerge as a postseason star.

San Francisco running back Frank Gore rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown, and the season ended for the Packers much as it started in a loss to the 49ers in which the visitors dominated time of possession with a powerful rushing attack. Then, under starting quarterback Alex Smith, it was thunder. Kaepernick has added lightning to that rushing attack and the 49ers will play the winner of Sunday’s Seattle at Atlanta game in next weekend’s NFC title game.

The 49ers blew the game open in the second half, pushing a 24-21 lead to 45-24 with 3:34 to play.

Rodgers finished the game having completed 26 of 39 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

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357 Responses to “Packers’ season ends with 45-31 loss to 49ers”

  1. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  2. By Darrell on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Wow! Our defense made Kaepernick look awesome…terrible!!

  3. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    LIKE FIRE DOM CAPERS FB PAGE… Are there any websites out there to get him fired!

  4. By Pops Hall on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    When we will get some lineman and linebackers who can pressure the QB and tackle. We are small and slow. It’s time for a change let’s bring in a new defensive cord with some new schemes.

  5. By Kent on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for the memories Donald and Greg! You will be missed!

  6. By Firedomcapers!!! on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Been saying since they hired this guy, got smoked by the cards, got smoked by the giants, got smoked by the niners, this defense is TERRIBLE, I can’t imagine another year of defense under this bum

  7. By SUe on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fir Dom Capers !!!!!!!!! I have watched the Packers since 1969 and I could have coached better than he did. He needs to go and soon. Can’t take another year of him. He is so predictable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get in the gam Capers or get out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. By go niners on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Great season Packers. Niners finally get a little payback for all those painful losses in the 90s. Packers will be back strong next year. Enjoy your off season.

  9. By Jason K on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We need to find a new head coach and a new defensive coordinator. These players were not ready to play at all! EPIC Fail!!

  10. By Ed Donatell on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    4th & 26

  11. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    This team went as far as their defense took them just like I have been saying for weeks. I wish I could say I didn’t see something like this coming, but that week 17 game opened my eyes to all the potential flaws.

  12. By chang yang on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We need a whole new team, starting from Mark Murphy all the way down to the fans. We need new fans and whole new team.

  13. By Footballer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It was a good run Packers! Season may be over, but you are still the best! Thanks

  14. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    sloooooow down Chang

  15. By Dean on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Capers, what an embarressment. No adjustments made at half time. No way Capers should keep his job after that performance. No tackling, wide open recievers, wide open running lanes.

  16. By Evan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Donald you are my favorite packer thanks for everything

  17. By Daniel Magaña on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers horrible work tonight, Terrible defense, I love my Green Bay Packers, FIRE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

  18. By chang yang on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mitch, LMAO………….OK

  19. By Rose on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers made the Packers a laughing joke tonight with that defense…FIRE CAPERS…FIRE CAPERS…if they don’t it will happen again next season and once again we’ll have the worse defense in the NFL!!!!!!

  20. By Rob on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I was never part of the group of Packers fans that wanted Capers fired. After tonight, I’m not sure if I should be. It didn’t seem like they had any idea that Kaepernick can run. It’s almost like they prepared for Brady, either Manning, or any other QB who isn’t a threat running. I just don’t understand the schemes. No one was near Kaepernick on most of the plays! Vic always said players, not plays. But based on what I saw, it’s almost like they had no one keeping an eye on Kaepernick. But give credit when it’s due, the young QB lit us up big time!!

  21. By Al Collier on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ted Thompson and company need to do 2 things RIGHT NOW, RELEASE DOM CAPERS, and re-sign Greg Jennings.

  22. By bigDaddy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Once again the defense fails us in the playoffs.
    Raji and Pickett are fat slobs.
    Hawk has the instincts of a dead animal
    Woodson has the speed of a sun dial.
    Good year. Bad ending.

  23. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    People should be just as upset with McCarthy. His play calling and vanilla offense are so stale it’s more mold than anything else at this point.

  24. By Crown Town Dog on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You can go back two games and thank Williams for his ignorant penalty that cost the Pack a chance of playing this one at home tonight…This team really needs to work on their defensive backs next season for sure!

  25. By packers4life on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers

  26. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Turnovers again killed the Pack. Would have been nice to see Dom move Clay over once-Staley owned him.

  27. By Jeremy Ross on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  28. By Jesse on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire DOM!!!

  29. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Haha Chang the one thing we do need to replace is Capers

  30. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ya, Matt, it was the 2 turnovers. Which game did you watch?

  31. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy always talks about running the ball, but once again he gave up on it in the second half! McCarthy and Capers always talk like Tarzan, but the team plays like Jane when they play teams with men on both lines!

  32. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Right all defenses’ fault racquetman

  33. By Keith on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Defense was terrible. 4th and 5 with 10 minutes to go. Why not go for it; we couldn’t stop them anyway. Terrible call among many. Good luck next year!

  34. By Jason K on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Re-sign Greg Jennings, fire MM and DC. Yet another season down in the dumps.

  35. By Alan mM on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Dom Capers does it again. Two years running now his defense has been the reason the packers season has ended early. I wonder whether McCarthy will recognize the problem and make a change

  36. By Thabullrush on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Way too many fat guys!!!!!!!!

  37. By Rasputin on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  38. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    There is SOFT, then there is REALLY SOFT, then there is the Packers, on both sides of the ball! SUPER DUPER SOFT!

  39. By Packer Fan Forever on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    FIRE DOM! We knew what they had and still couldn’t stop them

  40. By corey broshious on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    fire capers.

  41. By Azzy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ive defended Capers and some players in this site this year.
    I do NOT think McCarthy should be fired AT ALL. That’s madness.
    He is an amazing coordinator and has driven the Packers to the playoffs Way too many times, and won a SB.

    However the past 2 postseasons our DEFENSE has been smoked. Giants and 49ers now. I think we need personel up front or just better coaches in that front.
    I am sorry but Williams makes NO effort to tackle. Compared to Woodson for instance who throws his body on the line to make the stop. And honestly Hayward and Shields have as much reach, awareness and speed as Williams. They only need experience.
    Regarding Capers. The fact he didn’t adjust at all was the worst mistake ever.

    Also we need a running game. We have 4 RBs and no one runs except Harris?!
    Better OLinemen who dont fall down like flies all the time would be nice too.

    Build the team back together. Another year without a decent Playoff run and heads will be rolling in the front office.

  42. By Mathew on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    And now you all can see why some of us fans were complaining about the defense the whole year. Because come playoff time, defense wins you games. That’s all there is to it. Capers really does need to go. His defensive schemes really do suck. Yes, the players are on the field, but they play how the coaches tell them to. This is arguably the most talented team in the NFL, yet we are letting it go to waste. As a shareholder, it’s disappointing to say the least. It’s getting hard to watch such talent be thrown down the drain. And hopefully our O-line can stay healthy next year. Til next year…

  43. By TAR on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with Ron. Fire Capers. Hire Lovey as DC … he needs to be a packer!

  44. By wesley on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    1. New Offensive Line (start at left tackle!)
    2. New Defensive Cordinator
    3. No AJ Hawk (too slow)

    All I ever hear about is how Capers has this great exotic blitz packages…. PHOOEY! That was some piss poor play calling on that side of the ball! The talent is there, the brain is not! And we need a middle line backer that will come up to the line and make a statement that no man shall come up the middle without getting whacked!

  45. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Same as you, r-man, then one where Ross gifted them a TD and changed the big “MO”.

  46. By obhtn on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It was a long season with plenty of ups and downs. Today being a down. 49ers were ready to play and they knocked our socks off. It is just a game. The sun will shine tomorrow as we and the Packers start a new day. Again, it is just a game!

  47. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    When the Packers won the SB, it was because Rodgers was white hot. Remember earlier in the year, when it was discussed weather McCarthy and TT would be back! Now they are spoken of reverently, but TT is as much to blame for them being SOFT! He drafted them!

  48. By greatirishpotatofamine on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    its weird because Capers had such a great gameplan last week to stop Joe Webb but this week its like wtf am i right guys i wonder what the difference was?

  49. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Matt, I agree with you..why didn’t Capers move Matthews around like last week? Matthews was in a different position ever play, this week Capers didn’t move him…what’s up with that? Capers has been given many chances year after year….time for new and young Defense cord…And while we are firing people how about a new offensive cord?

  50. By brandonjclark on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    As many others are stating, I just can’t bring myself to put any more money time towards this team unless Dom Capers is fired.

    I’m not a big fan of McCarthy either. His playcalling this year was ATROCIOUS! 3rd and 1 on the 26 and you go endzone(not this game)?

    Seriously, I never thought I’d say this but our two weakest links are our offensive (McCarthy) and defensive coordinators.

  51. By EricTorkelson on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kaepernick wasn’t a mystery. By now, they had plenty of film on him. I don’t understand why they didn’t account for him or make a single adjustment for him throughout the game. I’ve always been a fan of Capers, but this season, especially the way we lost games makes me believe someone else could do better, even with young players.

  52. By Some Guy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply









  53. By Azzy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    On a note to bidDaddy.

    Raji has alot of speed and strength, not fat. Watch the games. Raji actually sacks quarterbacks.
    Woodson actually has instincts and is one of our better tacklers.
    AJ Hawk is also among our best tacklers, from a team that has bad tacklers.

    Get a grip and watch games before blaming players.

  54. By Andy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    All these cries for firing.

    Man, fans are stupid. I’m so glad you don’t run anything. You all need to shut up.

  55. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You can really see how much our offense misses Joe, they didn’t play the same this year without him…McCarthy is baffling…

  56. By ATL Packrfan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kaepernick is an amazing athlete and the Niners were so bad for awhile that they were able to stockpile first round picks on the line. Give the Niners credit. They are a really good team. I don’t know if many teams would’ve had an answer for Kaepernick tonight.

  57. By Jesse on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers needed to adjust the defense but there is no reason why Crabtree aka Lil Suh, Kapernick, and Gore should have had the game they did, they looked like they belonged on the NFL’s all millenium team!!!

  58. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Matt, did you forget CK threw us a pick 6 to start the game? The game was tied in the 3rd quarter. You can’t blame the outcome on a 2 to 1 turnover ratio.

  59. By Gage on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    So who do the Packers draft? Where are their true weaknesses? I think linebacker, maybe D line and O line. The CB’s just need coaching. Im not a fan of firing Capers, but, if Woodson calls it quits then Capers idea of hiding schemes will fall apart. Just a thought for the fans who want Capers gone…Lovie Smith as D-cord???

  60. By dominantdefenseplease on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    This blog is music to my ears! Come on packer fans, I wanna hear from you!

    Come on, you need to defend your egotistical dumb pride…I mean their honor.

    Let’s hear the optimism, because that’s worked right?

  61. By jcsergott on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Do not fire Capers! Fire me. Fellow Packer fans, it is with heavy heart that I come before you today and take full responsibility for this loss.

    I had a slight stomach bug today – not an excuse, just the facts – and the fact is, I wasn’t ready for this game. I had some crackers instead of my brats – 7Up instead of my beer. I wasn’t even wearing my Packer jersey at kickoff.

    I knew it was the playoffs – time to crank it up a notch, and I just fell short. This loss had nothing to do with the fact that the 9ers are an amazing team top to bottom and they simply beat us today, and it certainly wasn’t Dom Capers’ fault. It was me. I take full responsibility and I am the one who should be fired. My sincerest apologies, and I understand if you release me today. Maybe the Vikings will pick me up…

  62. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Get rid of that stupid zone blocking. Get some actual men on the line! Instead of these undersized wimps! They get pushed around all the time! Same goes for the D-Line!

  63. By Zach on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Deep breath, it’ll be alright every body. I’m disappointed like the rest of you. However, firing Capers is just plain silly.

    He took the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL in 2011, and turned into the 11th best defense in the NFL with rookies playing a huge amount of time.

    The Packers just had no idea how to stop a read-option offense they’d never seen before. That’s an offense that’s incredibly hard to simulate in practice.

    The loss hurts, but please don’t let it make you go nuts. Sometimes the other team just comes out and plays better.

  64. By Larry on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Way too much talent on this defense to continue to be coached by Capers. How much longer do we have to watch him be outschemed, out adjusted at the half, and just plain outcoached.

  65. By Charles Colson on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    They won’t have Nixon to kick around any more…

  66. By Some Guy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder if there will STILL be delusional bootlickers that praise Dom Capers after this game.

  67. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The funniest play of the game was the late play-action attempt by the Pack after no having called a run play in like 9 hours. Good one, MM. It’s looking like the 1-year wonder team like the late 90’s Pack.

  68. By Mathew on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I think the worst part about the defense was how Clay Matthews didn’t change position one time. He was getting pushed around ALL game. Why not move him to the opposite side or change SOMETHING, ANYTHING. If it’s not working, maybe something else would, it doesn’t hurt to try. Get rid of Capers!

  69. By rich on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    look, with the offense going 3 & out so many times what do you expect. the offense this year never got going with the injuries. they’d show a flash in the pan for a whaile the fade.
    Actgually I’m just happy they made it past the Vikings!

  70. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Zach, you can’t just ignore the fact that they were the 32nd ranked defense last year! Of course they improved this year – there was no place to go but up.

  71. By Jon on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Dropped punt turned this game. No running offense in second half. No adjustment to running QB. You’d think after two game of AP we’d learn but nope. Mathews never moved off left side, defense was like a net stopping water……..again. Defense failed tonight. Time for adjustments. Resign Jennings and fire Capers.

  72. By Craig on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    45 points and 500 yards in each of last 3 playoff losses. We need a lt 3 rbs 3lb and 2dl. All of which the 9ers have. Toughness and violent nature like Seahawks would help too.

  73. By ATL Packrfan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    At least we didn’t lose like the Broncos did. That would’ve been harder to swallow.

  74. By jeff on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    mccarthy and capers both need to go.. soooo predictable its sickening…. we have talent that is going to waste and the window of oppertunity for another superbowl is gonna slam shut..

  75. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    looks like our draft picks are going towards o line and D again. heres hoping TT doesnt draft 3 TEs

  76. By Packfan71 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers must go, pathetic defensive game

  77. By Larry on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Zach, you seem to be forgetting that Capers took them to the number 32 ranking as well. They had no idea how to stop the read-option because Capers has no idea how to stop it. I’ve been taking deep breaths (prior to screaming) with this guy long enough.

  78. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Williams needs to be cut…how many times did he get burned tonight? McCarthy, you and your offensive cordinator suck, very predictable. We need stronger offensive and defensive lines, they are being man handled.. Fire Capers…We need to give credit for the niners who came to play and had a great game. Good Luck in the play offs.

  79. By Sharon on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I am Really disappointed in tonights game! You guys COULD HAVE DONE BETTER!!!!!!

  80. By Miguel on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    So horrifying I’ve been watching the packers since 94 and I gotta admit we sucked today but we have been spoiled over the years of having a great team we have high expectations all the time that when we fail we want heads to roll we just didnt do anything on defense and we abandoned the run packer backer till i die and after

  81. By gbpfan4life on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Man up; the best team won.
    Their o-line whipped up on our d-line.
    Can not to save our collective soul, get off the field on 3rd downs during the playoffs.
    It’s NOT defensive scheme when Raji, and Pickett get their butts whupped on straight ahead blocking, or, when Woodson’s sun dial speed gets burned on Kapernicks little jaunt to the end zone.
    Quit blaming Capers. Williams, and Hawk have the instincts of a dead animal.
    Good year, Bad ending. Defense disappoints in playoffs

  82. By gettingdrunknow on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    middle linebacker anyone?

  83. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Totally agree with your list. Have to get an agressive very fast middle linebacker to cover backs & tightends, and more importantly to spy and TACKLE the quick running QB’s in the league

  84. By brandonjclark on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Leave it up to the Packers to allow a record-breaking night.

  85. By smokin1256 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  86. By Craig on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    No doubt had no chance after that

  87. By Ratman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We need a change in Defence strategy and scheme to win in the new QB era… Better make some good decisions up front…..defend the running game…. Fire Capers???? Maybe… Get faster stronger DEs ??? For sure

  88. By Diane VanDerhei on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Turnovers let us not forget an interception and a fumbled punt or kick off

  89. By Jon on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Zach, we could have run Cobb as QB in practice but did we? Not sure but it was horrible how he shredded us. Horrible adjustments. 3rd and long was the demise of the Pack D this year. Sickening.

  90. By ashamed packer fan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    terrible coaching all around, time for new blood all around

  91. By SmokeyJoe on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Another wasted year with Aaron Rodgers at the helm due to a poor defense. Too slow and not very smart. Walden was guessing on every down and the interior three were blown away off the line. Bad coaching and no adjustments. Reminded me of the season when Harris couldn’t cover his reciever against the Giants…they just left him on an island to get burned play after play. If the Pack doesn’t make some serious off season moves they are bound for years of mediocrity. One man wiped out an entire team…….and season again. Just like AP did to them. Hawk looked slow, and as soon as they gave up the go ahead touchdown they all folded. Championship teams smell blood and exploit it, they had blood in the water with the pick-6 but the Offense gave them 14 points and the D looked out of place on the field. Sorry but they aren’t even close to returning to the SB. Championship teams execute, the Packers execute themselves.

  92. By CAPT Bill on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Dom, good luck next year somewhere else.

  93. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    They should have hired the Rams staff, they slowed Kap down.

  94. By ATL Packrfan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Most of you guys are ignorant. You realize that the Niners have the best O-line in the NFL, right? They were supposed to beat our D-line. Kaepernick was the real X-factor. I don’t know if many teams would’ve been able to stop him tonight.

  95. By mark gopack on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    This was not Capers fault. We need an impact D lineman to compliment Matthews and pressure the qb. A spy wouldn’t have worked because you are rushing one less d lineman or lb and dropping him to the middle of the field. We already couldn’t pressure Colin K. We don’t matchup well against the 49ers and Giants and won’t until we get a better ol and dl.

  96. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers should sign Lovie or Norv Turner for defensive cord…

  97. By aaron on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    What the happened to Harris the guy that was getting all the yards in the first half and able to change time of possession. We were out coached!

  98. By jamie on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers has to go for sure, and we need a co-ordinator to call plays on offensive. Way too predictable. First half, hand it off to Harris, and try for 40 yard bombs down field. 2nd half, hand it off to Cobb, and try for 40 yard bombs. My wife was even calling the plays before they happened. We were out coached, big time. Very poor showing tonight. Doesn,t seem to be any heart on this squad. Tramon Williams also did absolutly nothing again

  99. By preston on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    more suck egg mules. i’m sorry, i should not say that about the ackers, i don’t want to hurt the egg sucking mules fellings.

  100. By Mitch on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers is on facebook… its gotten about 50 likes tonight!!!!!

  101. By Craig on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Not as talented as we think. Clearly 9ers have more.

  102. By Dave Kennedy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mike McCarthy you need to be relieved of your position! Why, when the no huddle offense works would you change the game plan? 15 and 1 last year,we lose at HOME in the first round! This year you revert to a game plan that cost us 3 of the first four games this year and you go back to it?? You’re incompetent and I recommend Jon Gruden for the coaching position!

  103. By Craig on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Joe webb

  104. By Richard on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    As a Bears Fan Im So Happy you Chesse Heads lost tonight! Yeah yeah Yeah I know what your going to say The Bears suck or they didn’t make the playoffs. But it hurts a lot more for you guys more because you lost in the Playoffs!!!! Cheers….

  105. By dominantdefenseplease on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Azzy and Andy,

    If I were you, I wouldn’t say too much in support of GB, because they looked ridiculous, terrible, awful, disgusting, mediocre, amateur, green, etc. By the way Andy, you’re a fan, I guess you must be stupid.

    Show me a clip of Raji actually sacking a quarterback or making a tackle, and then I will give you my honest opinion: fat or muscle. He’s a disappointment! Another TT debockle!

  106. By John on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It’s tough to admit in the heat of the moment, but the 49ers are just better than the Packers. Simple as that. It’s not play calling or scheme. Their defense is awesome, ours is average-to-poor.

  107. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Webb Sucks! Vikings Suck! Your comparing Vikings to the Niner’s. Wake Up ! The Niner’s will most likely win the Super Bowl. Don’t give Capers too much credit for last week. Lol

  108. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    How was Matthews getting beat by 1 arm joe staley is my question.

  109. By B on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    All the fans calling for firing the entire front office, all the coaches, and half the team — You guys are nuts. Seriously. Imagine what it’s like being a Jaguar fan or a Chiefs fan. The Packer Organization has put the Packers in a position to win a Super Bowl by making the playoffs the last few year and delivered one just two years ago. Guess what?? The 49ers were a better team today. Kap was unstoppable. Nobody was going to beat the 49ers playing like they did today. Sometimes you just need to tip your cap and say they were better today.

  110. By stringcheese717 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to get some more players with a bit of a mean streak. Not “criminals” as was referenced by the Notre Dame sportscaster, but people who are willing to talk trash and get pissed. I saw Tramon and Greg get into it multiple times early in the game, when things seemed to be going well for the pack. Guys with an edge are what this team seems to need, along with maybe a new strength and conditioning coach because we are constantly dealing with a ton of injuries.

    Also, I would love to say thank you to Donald for a great Packer career. I loved watching him play but what will always stick out is his smile. Thank you for so many great years and I hope you retire a packer instead of searching for a team to play with for the next year or two. We at packers nation will always love you.

  111. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Also nick perry was supposed to be opposite clay matthews who took pressure off of him but he got injured and put on IR.

  112. By Jackson Brown on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It didn’t matter what Capers did, Kaepernick was on fire! He couldn’t be stopped. In fact, the entire 49ers offense was on fire… They did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. To make matters worse, the 49ers defense was equally tough.

    Man, I miss Holmgren… He was a master of half-time adjustments in Green Bay.

    This Packers team is great when they’re ahead, but when they’re behind it’s so painful to watch them come back. It’s not always about scoring. It’s about time management, ball control and keeping your defense fresh.

  113. By preston on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    sorry , i should’nt be such a hard guy.

  114. By Gomez on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers’ season ends with 45-31 loss to 49ers

    What a sorry #$$ understatement.

    Murphy needs to fire Capers tonight; call Lovie Smith and bring him in Monday for an interview at D-Coordinator.

    Someone created a nice facebook page a while back. Check it out:


  115. By racquetman on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Abandoning the run completely by putting 5 WRs on the field when the score was 24-24 was idiotic. The defense was spent at that point and McCarthy goes to an up-tempo 5 receiver offense that didn’t work at all in the 1st game. That made no sense.

  116. By jcsergott on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  117. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Why did McCarthy go away from the running game? It was working…puzzling

  118. By Frans Swart on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It’s to painful to watch this Packer Defense any longer. We need a real shake-up. Get rid of that 3-4 and Dom. We need to overhaul our defensive line and our corners. Too small and slow. Seattle and SF got it right this year. Big, fast is where it’s at (not fat).

  119. By Mike on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The offense did everything it could to win that game. The Defense lost it. No containment on Special K. I didn’t look closely, or maybe I failed to see it…. but where was the Spy?

    That said… I’d like to hate Capers, but why doesn’t anyone want to blame the players? I doubt McCarthy will be fired… be real guys. 31 points against a tough defense is pretty darn good. Its the 45 points THEY scored that did it. If you fire Capers, then fire Matthews… he was a non issue. But you don’t want to say that… Why? Because its more than 1 man.

    These guys get paid millions to do a job. They failed when it counted. Reload and try again….

  120. By Jackson Brown on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    One last note: All week everyone was saying the key to victory was keeping Rodgers off the field. I beg to differ: we need to keep Kaepernick off the field.

  121. By CAPT Bill on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We are wasting Rodgers talent now two years in a row, maybe more? As a native Cheesehead transplanted in New Englnad I have seen this movie before with Mr. Brady (last SB win was 2004). I do not want to live through what the locals here have.

  122. By Miguel on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed who is Webb anyways?? In regard to the niners they will not take the Super Bowl guaranteed

  123. By Billy B on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fumble punt and blown sack by Hayward early in the third were the difference. Players ned to make plays. We need the BEST free agent D- Lineman available and draft defense again this year. We cannot win a SB with this defense alignment of players.

  124. By Derrick on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Makes me wonder what our defense did all week. Dom did nothing! Allowing him to remain the D coordinator is accepting failure. The last 2 years prove his schemes don’t work.

    Our O Line is a joke along with our Defense. Get rid of that all the time no huddle offense. Just leads to a a faster punt and terrible time of possession.

    Can we get a hologram of Lombardi to coach the team?

  125. By Frans Swart on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    hey packrfan. over five hundred yards of offense is unacceptable no matter how good their OL is.

  126. By Tim on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    What was Capers thinking. I thought it was a given that a shadow was going to put on Kap before kickoff. None. Then after the 1st half i thought for sure an adjustment would be made to shadow the guy but NONE. The idea coming into the game was to stop that QB from running. RESULT – HE sets a record with 167 yards by middle of the 3rd qtr. Was there no review of how St. Louis was able to contain this QB TWICE or Seattle. I’m just shaking my head as i don’t understand the logic behind a known commodity on the 49ers that was the key to stopping him running the ball. Anyway, i like Harris – make him #1 back. Find a way to pay Jennings and keep him. Too valuable to the offense. Smart, quick, and creates space for QB to throw to. Cobb is great. Draft one solid Offensive lineman, get some quick physical middle LB, and focus on SS and FS. Need to shadow running QBs with speed and physicality. That my opinion and like anybody else, that’s all it is. Disappointed and we need adjustments as we are exposed and cannot hang with some teams (GIANTS, 49ers). How much is strategy and how much is players is hard to know since we had such a terrible strategy going in. The QB had open daylight on the outside all day.

  127. By Fire Capers on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Capers please. He sucks. Made no adjustments and didn’t prepare the defense. Can’t stand watching this for another season.

  128. By Bababooey on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Remember that we didnt have all our top defense personnel. I feel if Nick Perry had a chance to develop this year and keep the left side of the defense secure with Matthews on the right….our defense could have been a different story. Also having Woodson out for so long didnt help with the chemistry.

  129. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers just havent been lucky on the draft recently. our 1st round picks keep ending up on the IR.

  130. By dominantdefenseplease on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey ATL packerfan,

    GB shouldn’t have even been there in the first place. They didn’t deserve it! Sure, they overcame injuries, but so did any other team in the league. That many injuries, I wonder about the quality of the strength and conditioning coaching. Where’s the leadership in these cases (Rodgers..too young, Woodson…I guess he’s the only one). GB doesn’t get leadership because they won’t pay them what’s coming to them. They’re cheap! A few playmakers doesn’t make a team. GB didn’t lose or get beaten, they gave SF their ownership papers. SF owns them. The window of championship opportunities just closed, and they have no one to blame but themselves. Can’t win the derby with a limp pony. It’ll be 30 years before you see another opportunity come along again, if at all. I guess they should have learned something from SF or New England.

  131. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Players, not plays.


  132. By Kevin on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I think this game really hi-lighted where we need improvement. Do I think AJ Hawk will be back, no. But injuries robbed us of improving there. Age has caught up with some of our guys. Aaron spoke of legacy being made in the playoffs, don’t think we made much of anything tonight. They punched us in the nose tonight, just like week 1. not sure why. Need to improve a number of areas. Ted has his work cut out for him. We do get 3 number picks back next year. Coach them up. The PACKER nation is disappointed tonight. But we are family.

  133. By Run the Ball on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  134. By nflmadden80 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I am finally on the fire Capers bandwagon. We just continue to give up tons of yards and points. One good year is all he’s given us. He may be a defensive genius and our boys don’t trust him or his schemes are outdated; either way he’s gotta go. I am all for Lovie Smith or Rob Ryan. Chicago always had dominating D.

  135. By TAR on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Going to bed on EST. Same old same old. Defense is suspect (remember Philadelphia?). Capers is not the answer. Would love to see Lovie here .. MaCarthy’s ego can handle it. Injuries notwithstnading, TT is responsible for never havning a OL after letting our all pros go.

  136. By Cranium on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom, Hire Lovie. Are you kidding me? Insert any one of the 31 other defenses and they would have done better. Give me the Bears defense and the Packers offense. This is a complete disgrace.

  137. By Vince Lombardi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Where did you get that O-line, at a garage sale?

  138. By dennis scoville on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mccarthy has to be fired………….Up 14 to 7 he brings in a nobody rookie to fumble punt and season away………….By McLousy yer a joke youve had and fumbled yer chance away and now jennings is gone and so is yer window see ya later yer career is over/

  139. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mike, matthews was a non issue because of Capers…why not move him around where he could wreck havoc…Capers made no adjustments….

  140. By dominantdefenseplease on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Looser..I mean Ratmann,

    At least CHI didn’t choke in the big spotlight. I guess you have to pick on the little guy, when you get your behind handed to you! It’s like being the smartest kid with down’s syndrome. Welcome to the ranks of the losers, you’ll be here a long while perhaps a lifetime.

  141. By Strat on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    How can you call for the firing of Dom Capers when Vic Ketchman says he is one of the most “BRILLIANT” defensive minds in pro football. I wish my defense could get its a$$ handed to them like that and I could still be described as “BRILLIANT.” I don’t hear of any teams asking for permission to talk to him for a HC position. Tell me how the Rams (not even a playoff team) shut him down twice and tied and beat them in their two games? The kid is good, but this? All this talk about stopping A.P. running the ball and they can’t stop a QB from running for almost 200 yards. I think the Packer’s defensive personnel is better than this, they just need someone to bring it out of them. I’m not a “homer” but I really thought they could win this game. But in the 3rd quarter, when Kapernick ran for the TD, it only put them up by one score, but you could see it on the Packer’s faces, they cashed it in. That I can’t stand. Congrats to the Niners, they should’ve been in the Super Bowl last year, maybe this time. Pack has work to do yet to get there.

  142. By tony on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Mccarthy is a horrible play caller, he is way to arrogant. Other defences don’t respect our offence because whenever we struggle he completely gives up on the run game and we become one dimensional which any playoff team can stop.

  143. By SmokeyJoe on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I just want to know after all those games and practices how do you come out in a divisional playoff game and look like a hot mess because a QB can run? Nobody on our Defense can run too? We beat other QB’s that can run. The defense looked shocked, like they had no idea that CK could run the ball. Defensive speed is definitly lacking.

  144. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Almost 600 yards to a QB in his 8th start! Capers is a Mensa member!

  145. By iluvmyteam on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone calm down! Yes, the end of the season was disappointing but the Packers gave us a great season and 24 other teams sat home tonight. Thank you, Packers for a wonderful year. We’ll go after the Lombardi Trophy again, next year! GO PACK GO!!!

  146. By Gomez on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder how much money the 49ers paid Capers for his play calling?

  147. By jdog on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    discount double-check!!!!

  148. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ross was a beast returning kicks. he just made a rookie mistake in a high pressure game. just as Kapernick did with his pick 6.

  149. By structure0722 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Couldn’t agree more about the hawk comment

  150. By Eric on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Tough end to an exciting season. Firing Capers is stupid. The defense has improved from 32nd to 11th this season. That’s a HUGE improvement. I have a feeling next season all you Capers haters are really going to look silly when our D improves even more. We need to address the o line in the offseason, and make Dujuan Harris our lead back for next season. I want to thank Donald Driver for all he has done for the Pack. He has been one of my favorite players ever since I became a fan in the early 2000s. If this was Greg Jennings final game with us, I would also like to thank him for his contributions and wish him the best of luck in the future. Keep your chins up fellow Packers fans, we’ll bring back many Lombardis in the near future. GO PACK GO!!!!!!!

  151. By Budsy Jean on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The 49ers are a better team. They beat us once this year; can’t be too surprised that they beat us again.

  152. By Chester Powers on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Playoff football is about moementum and confidence. The 49ers were in trouble until the idiot Roos fumbled the punt that he whould have just let go in what was a likely touchback. The Packers were up 14-7 and about to get the ball. That changed the game.

    Ross has hands of stone and should be released.

  153. By Adam luck on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers. Cut Finley he can’t catch and he complains. We need a big and fast running back. Re-sign Jennings!

  154. By Doug on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    What bothered me about this game early was the time of poession, defense tired. Punt fumble killed us but the defense failed us after that as well. Packers next year need to work to true in up the defense. What ever the formula, new defensive coordinator, draft, other signings. Love this team still. Go Pack Go.

  155. By Andy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    If the offense can’t move the ball, then they won’t be on the field. If they aren’t on the field, the defense is. The defense was on the field for a very long time, so they gave up more. Even if we stopped them, our offense was getting stopped too.

    Firing people won’t solve anything.

  156. By Billy B on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Players not plays. We need to look at Defensive free agents in the offseason and draft D lineman, LB’s and a new kicker. Crosby is a choke artist!

  157. By Pete on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Tramon Williams is hands down our weakest link. Scared to tackle and can’t cover very well. Don’t let one Super Bowl run skew the truth. Tons of plays went his way in the last few games because teams realized he sucks.

  158. By Fire Capers on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers should fire Vic too. I can’t stand that guy anymore. I can already foresee him saying that this loss isn’t at all Dom Capers’ fault and that Dom shouldn’t be fired.

  159. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It seems the packers have no answers for the highly physical and running games of offenses.

  160. By mark on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Need a new Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutritionist for our team too. Packers Punk’d. Their loss was way worse than Broncos loss.

  161. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I miss Nick Collins.

  162. By Rich on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    How is it that one week ago we can shut down the best RB in the league in Adrian Peterson and a running QB in Joe Webb? We were all about containment last week and it worked. Why didn’t Capers apply the same strategy? We couldn’t contain anything. They held the ball for two thirds of the game. I can’t take another season of this defense.

  163. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Soft team! And who drafted them?

  164. By TAR on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you Eric. Well said.

  165. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    When McCarthy watches the game film he will see that the Packer’s pad level was too low. The pads were laying on the turf! 3 words: Stink, Stank, Stunk.

  166. By Scott on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  167. By SF owns GB on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    GB needs to look to veterans as well as rookies. They need leadership. Especially those who can handle the post season.

  168. By mark on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Firing people can solve a lot of problems.

  169. By Scott1956 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Another horrible example of line play, both lines, and horrible play calling, both offense and defense. SOFT! SOFT! SOFT!

  170. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    As long as Capers remains coordinator, the Packers will never, ever, ever, ever, ever to the power of Taylor Swift reach the Super Bowl again. It’s pretty depressing that Aaron Rodgers‘ prime years are being wasted by one of the worst coached defensive units in the league.

    Thanks for the Super Bowl, Dom, but your time was up last season. There is absolutely no excuse for Capers to be in Green Bay come Monday.

  171. By Mathew on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The “defense improved from 32nd to 11th” argument for defending Capers has to be the stupidest comment right now. What exactly defines the “rank” of a team? If you told me to rank the defense based on tonight’s performance., I would say they were one of the worst in the league. An 11th “ranked” defense wouldn’t let a QB run all over them. Rank means nothing. If you’ve been watching the games all year, the defense has given up big play after big play. The Packers would probably “ranked” 32nd in that category. Dom Capers really does need to go. This “High risk, High reward” nonsense doesn’t do any good. I’m a die hard Packer and with that, bring in Lovie. I’m ALL for it. He would make this defense “ranked” 1.

  172. By Pete on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ditch Capers and the 3-4 defense, get some stud ends. This was as pathetic as it comes. McCarthy should have gone on 4th and 3 at mid field down by 14. At least then they would have scored sooner and we could have had the ball back with more time, that drive took like 8 minutes. Capers needs to go, he must have dementia or is going senile, time for a change.

  173. By Tom Bernhardt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Tonight’s loss was disappointing for all Packer fans as are all losses but we had a good season-maybe not a great season and we will be back because we have Rodgers and other good players. We still love you, Pack.

  174. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Most likekly the packers give Dom Capers one more year and more draft recruits to get this defense into a top 5 D

  175. By Mathew on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    How could you defend Capers? 45 point?! Come on.

  176. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to see Lovie coaching our Defense but i dont know if he would put his heart into after playing the pack for so long.

  177. By mark on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers crushed…. how humiliating

  178. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers needs to retire. Time to bring in a young, energetic defensive Cord….

  179. By tony on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply


  180. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    How does a defense give up 300 yards of rushing….

  181. By Craig on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t choke in spotlight when your never there.

  182. By potsie57 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    tony, I’ll agree the defense needs work but we do have a running game. Sadly our head coach loves to go away from plays that work…

  183. By shlort on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Capers should be fired. There is no excuse for his performance. If he worked for me and produced at a rate of half of the other employees (like he does if compared to the rest of the NFL DCs), I would lay him offimmediately.

    Capers was good at one time. “He took the 32nd ranked D and pushed it to the 11th ranked D”. Really? didnt think that unit could get just a little better? They drafted for Defense last year, and Capers, through luck of schedule and just plain regular luck, managed to get them to 11. Not good enough. If being ranked 11th means you score 30+ on offense and lose by 2 touchdowns, it isnt good enough.

    Capers game planning has been bad almost his entire career in Green Bay. He called 6 good games. The last 2 of the 2010 season, that same years playoffs and the Supoer Bowl that year. Other than that, he has made the Packers Defense the butt of a lot of jokes from football fans.

    Kaepernick didnt play as great as he is getting credit for. Green Bays Defense was absolutely horrible. I could have pulled the ball down and ran for 181 tonight. No one even bothered to touch Kaeperrnick. He could ahve run with it every offensive play and gained 550 yards and scored 6 TDs. That is just how bad Green Bay is against the run.

    If nothing else, Green Bays Defense is good at giving up record numbers to opponents with Capers there. Number one in the league this season at doing that. YAY!

  184. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I’m soo happy the bears are in our division. It is nice to have 2 Gimmies on the schedule every year. Cutler make our sorry defense look great. He Sucks, so Overated!

  185. By Sue on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Really dissappointed in the the game tonite. Really going to miss you Donald Driver. You were and will be my favorite packer. Get rested up team and stay healthy so we can start fresh next season. Will always be a PACKER FAN!!!!

  186. By bigDaddy on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Raji and Pickett are fat slobs.
    Hawk is clueless.
    Tramon Williams plays scared.
    Woodson’s speed is that of a sun dial.
    Our o-line is not nasty. just average.

    TT needs to know now, not 10 years from now, that he is wasting a career of maybe the best QB ever, by not surrounding him with an O-line, or marquee running back.



  187. By The real thing on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You goys calling for heads to roll should have your own examined first. Settle down people!! Don’t turn this franchise into the Chiefs/Jaguars/Raiders/Lions. PLEASE!!!

  188. By Bababooey on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I suppose the Viking and Bears fans are happy now! Losers.

  189. By Pete on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry but I’m PISSED! Everyone seems to have career games against this defense. A 7 game starter should NEVER put a MVP Super Bowl champ QB to shame like this…..Someones gotta go for this.

  190. By William on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The packers really didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs due to the inconsistencies during the season.

  191. By Matt on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Watching Caper’s look for his pillow in the booth with his Just For Men box in the background gets old very quickly. Capers needs to put his resume on Monster.com. The defense needs to be gutted (Walton, Hawk, Williams, and Woodson (love him, but he’s too expensive), and replaced with faster, bigger guys.

  192. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Time of Possession 21:59 Time of Possession 38:01

  193. By sandiaNM on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    FIRE DOM CAPERS!!! Go back to 4 – 3 defense. Stop the run, and put full time spy on running quarterbacks.

  194. By SLIU on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Shredded cheddar =[

  195. By david on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    you can see the effects of the packers losing joe philbin. We need joe back he can revive the offense and capers needs to go

  196. By Eric on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    If our offense could convert a third down every once in a while, our defense would have to be out on the field so long. Half of the reason the 49r’s had a huge amount of the time of possession was because our offense didn’t keep it when they had the chance. This was not just a defensive lost. Both sides of the ball couldn’t get it down for our team. I am glad that we have next year to look forward to with all these young promising players getting a year under their belt.

  197. By SF owns GB on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Bababooey,

    GB just lost tonight. I think they fall under that loser category as well.

  198. By Gregory on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    This was an entertaining season with plenty of drama and exciting times. The end was disappointing but not entirely unexpected.

    The defense made a significant improvement this season. However, the defense still has a long way to go if this team is going to expect to compete with the elite teams.

    The offensive line also needs to be held to account for their inadequate performance this season.

  199. By Gomez on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers

    Hire Lovie Smith

    Sign Greg Jennings

    Draft O Linemen that can move

    Cut Raji (his replacement did much better this year)

    And Mr. Murphy, don’t the shareholders have a vote in whether you keep your job or not? Git rid of Capers now.

  200. By SF owns GB on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I think Seattle is laughing as well.

  201. By Pete on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Did I mention Tramon Williams is HIDEOUS!!!

  202. By Gary T on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packer Players … We Love You Anyways!!!

  203. By Derek on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Defense lets us down 2 years in a row in the playoffs. I read a sportswriter say that last year Rodgers and the offense blew away many teams, but playing the Giants a second time as well as this season, many teams were not going to be surprised by the Pack and be ready to play them. The Pistol offense is not common in the NFL and so the Niners are surprising many teams now. The Pack did not see this the first game they lost. Next season, many teams will be better against the Pistol. The Niners may even bring in the Nevada coach who came up with this offense. It won’t be easy for the Niners next season. Niners have a good chance to go to the SB this season. Not sure about next season as it is not going to be a surprise anymore. GO PACK!!

  204. By nflmadden80 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Give Lovie some love at DC.

  205. By Cover 2 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    See you next season, Vic! I know you love to talk about me!

  206. By Gomez on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    To DONALD DRIVER – the greatest Packer of them all. Thank you dear friend for all the excitement and joy that you have brought to our lives over the years. Thank you for being you. You are the heart and soul of the Green Bay Packers and your jersey should be retired and added to the ring of honor.

    You gave it all every day. I am so sad right now I cannot stand it. Love you brother.

  207. By Osi on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers should draft Offensive lineman in 1st round. Then linebacker, then running back. then CB. then wrs

  208. By Tyler on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    After tonight’s game, Green Bay really should find a new defensive coordinator. Every play, it was so predictable! They would have an alright man coverage but the d-line would open a huge hole in the middle for Kaepernick to run through for another 20+ yards!!!
    And whats with not playing Driver?

  209. By Zinger on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers are wasting Rodgers career .. he needs blocking so he has time to find receivers. And they need bigger, faster defensive linemen .and someone who knows how to teach them what to do. RODGERS CAREER IS BEING WASTED111

  210. By dirtybird on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You all sound like queen fans. Ridiculous

  211. By dan on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hawk needs to go along with Capers, that would be a good start, then draft some more linemen on both sides of the ball and start winning in the trenches
    Embarasing loss.

  212. By SF owns GB on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think you guys need to get somebody in the front office that isn’t stubborn, pompous, ignorant and cheap.

    I think you guys need a coaching staff that’s dominant, unforgiving, effective, and spontaneous.

  213. By Monty on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Should make for an interesting Ask Vic.

  214. By Bill on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    FIRE ARRON RODGERS!!!!!! HE THREW AN INTERCEPTION!! THATS UNEXECPTABLE!!! This loss sucks but a lot of you guys are acting like little kids. Firing everyone really isn’t going to solve anything. In fact, it could set us back. Do you guys really want to start from square one and wait even longer?? Its funny how immature some “fans” are. Take the loss like a man, give the 49ers credit, and move on. Some of you guys are just plain ridiculous.

  215. By John Lisinski on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    1,packers should not have lost to vikings last game of season,would have given us home field;2 no problem, we learn, CONTAIN,play your lanes,we embarress the vikings; how do we not play that same contain game with a qb that does the exactly the same game plan that the vikings had;we stopped vikings with that game plan and i think it might of helped with tonights misaventure

  216. By Gomez on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Now, back to the matters at hand.

    To Mark Murphy’s list of things to do this next week.

    Fire Vic Ketchum. He doesn’t know squat about football; half of his drivel is innacurate. Maybe you keep him because of his arrogance or he’s a good mason? Any bafoon that would call Dom Capers, “Brilliant” shows his ignorance.

    While you are at it, get rid of that other clown that clown that’s always writing drivel with Vic.

    Get someone to write about the Packers that actually knows the Packers organization and history.

  217. By Liam on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree about firing Capers; he’s had his day and seriously needs to go. I think they should elevate Kevin Greene to DC before some other team comes looking for him. McCarthy is great and needs to stay. I wish we could get Jennings back, and think Harris has a great future with the Pack (though I wondered where he was for the 3rd quarter). Trade Finley. Please.

  218. By Brett on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bring back Brett Favre and send Donald Driver & Greg Jennings to Minnesota! Skol Vikes!

  219. By Derek on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well, the Pack get to do this all over again as they will play at the Niners again next season. Let’s see what happens then against pistol CK.

  220. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Woodson is done. 11 million againist the salary cap. Need that money to get better O- Line help

  221. By George on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Where are my posts?

  222. By xmaan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    ‘Go Niners’ guy, you’re not getting past Seattle or Atlanta. Atlanta is still #1 seed and Seattle will dismantle your rookie QB. Seattle has twice GB speed. I will be cheering for…Atlanta!! Go Falcons!!!

  223. By Mathew on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Some of you are saying that firing Capers is a bad idea. Okay, let’s just get to the playoffs with the amazing play of Rodgers and receivers and the blow it because our piss poor defense can’t hang with playoff offenses. Sounds good to me. Let’s waste possibly one of the greatest QB’s to ever play the game because we don’t want to start fresh with a new DC. Stupid. CUT YOUR LOSSES.

  224. By CincyTom on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Poor defense and tackling cost the Pack an early exit from the playoffs 2 years in a row- it’s time for a change. Let’s get a top defensive coordinator in quickly (Lovie Smith would be great) before we waste Aaron’s best years. Also need to re-build the O line and get a running game.

  225. By George on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This stinks…WHERE ARE MY POSTS?!

  226. By Patricia Spychala on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seems like the “blitz” did not work tonight. The quarterback for San Francisco was left to his own devices and by the time the defender caught up to him the damage was done. Overall the team had a great season, just need to correct the mistakes. You cannot win them all. In every game there is a winner and a loser. At least we got there and were one of the “8” teams remaining! GO PACK!! Kudos to the Head Coach and all the Players!

  227. By George on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The posts asking where my posts are show up (we’ll see about this one), but my other posts don’t?
    There was nothing to be censored in them…where are they?

  228. By Brett Goode on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Several things went wrong. First, Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb did not love hooking up down the seam. Second, Donald Driver did not get on the field for anything meaningful. Third, we abandoned the run completely in the second half; empty backfield for several plays in a row? No threat whatsoever even though the run was working reasonably well in the first half? Fourth, how could we completely ignore Kaeperneck’s running ability. That was ridiculous, capers… Last, our defense is awful again. This is not just because we lost Cullen Jenkins. We need bigger fatties and stronger mathews’s

  229. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who’s Vic Ketchman?

  230. By Sixtus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Clean up on isle #9!!! The Packers have to clean house at Lambeau in Green Bay! Enough is enough! Packer fans deserves better from their coaches and players. Need to Eject Jermicheal Finnly, A.J.Hawk, the d-line is worse than last year. T. Williams got to go. Kappers is happles and his schemes are a joke! MM has to go his play calling is horrific. Not the same as the Super Bowl season. What happen to the Reloaded Super Bowl Champs! The dinasty that never happened. MM should just resign out respect for the Packer Organization. He failed big time. He can’t get his teams last yr. and this yr up to play the big games! Time for a New Coach Ted or your job could be on the line next year!

  231. By Patricia Spychala on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    George, I am seeing your posts.

  232. By SmokeyJoe on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry for any repeat comments. They are not showing up on my CPU.

  233. By packkiller on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i absolutely loved it ! yeah, join us Vikes fans on the lake icefishing now. At least our vikes exceeded expectations. shredded for over 500 yds of offense !! your defense has gotten much worse than it was last year. Mathews ? easy- just run it at him. he get’s tossed around like a rag doll or takes himself out of many plays(except for maybe one or two plays a game that he makes a play on).

  234. By frank bublitz on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a beat down.Ross needs to go from special teams. The offensive line needs major work. The porous defense need to go back to the 4-3 and get a run stopper. The Packers need to be more physical and more intelligent on defense. If not for the awful Lions and Bears they would not even BE in the playoffs.

  235. By Ryan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hate to say it, but if something doesn’t change I think A-Rod will walk after next season. Would not be shocked if he goes to Denver after Peyton retires. They have the defense and a running game. A-Rod is wasting away in Green Bay.

  236. By Glen on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Packers thanks for another great season. It ended much quicker than I would of liked but I wouldn’t trade being a Packer fan for anything in the world.

  237. By T on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


    It’s spelled debacle, not debockle, and to call Raji that is the most ignorant thing I’ve read tonight.

    Even the anti-Capers crowd has a point, but you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

  238. By SmokeyJoe on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    well, when your defensive scheme seems to be the same one you used for Alex Smith in week one, which didn’t work either, what do you expect. They lost due to poor planning, period. Not seeing a lot of intelligence coming from the defensive coaching staff.

  239. By Patricia Spychala on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    4th and 26? The Philadelphia post season game with not much time left and the defense could not stop them. They kicked a field goal which tied the game and sent it into overtime and won.

  240. By bigDaddy on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s always next year for 31 teams. Only one team wins the last game of the year. However, if you don’t change the mistakes of the past, you are destined to repeat them.
    O-Line cant keep A-Rod vertical. Can’t run block. Very Soft.
    D-Line. Exposed as fat, slow, soft.
    Need running back that can win game by himself, if needed.
    Need D-Backs that have instincts. Play too scared. Soft, tacklers. Timid.
    Need Hawk loving IDIOTS to pay attention. HE SUCKS OUT LOUD!
    Our slow, fat, defense won’t make it in ANY system.

  241. By Patricia Spychala on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    My complaint was they left the quarterback unattended and that is where the defense slipped.

  242. By Stephen on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    1) FIRE DOM CAPERS & Resign Greg Jennings
    2) Get a D line.
    3) Get an O Line.

    Keepin in plain and simple

  243. By Patricia Spychala on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am sure they are aware of what they need to do and will make some changes in the off season. I am happy they were one of the “8” teams remaining and am sorry they lost, but look forward to the team getting better. San Francisco has the # 1 ranked defense in the NFL. I do not think they are too pleased that they allowed Green Bay to score as much as they did. I am sure if San Francisco lost tonight the fans would be screaming that coaches should be fired. Again, there is a winner and a loser in every game.

  244. By Derek on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I know the manager of the hotel where the Packers were staying at. He checked them in yesterday and checked them out today before the game. He told me the players were super nice. He also said the Packers fans were super nice, too. I totally agree!! Way to go Packers fans visiting the Bay Area. You represent Packer Nation well.

  245. By jkell351 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Just don’t understand the decision to punt on 4th and 4 to go in the 4th qtr. The offense is better than the defense and giving the ball back to SF when the pack was on the 50 yard line and down 14 points with 12 minutes to go is the worst decision of the year. Just baffled by that decision………..

  246. By Sixtus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes! Yes! Lovie Smith that would be soooo kooool man! Right in the Bears face! Headlines Lovie Smith takes Defensive Coodinator job at Green Bay. Chicago will be spinning their heads! The Packers chances at the Super Bowl next year will jump 100%. This could be very positive! I Hope TT is smart enough to make that kind of move! TT needs to get a real Offensive Coordinator that can call plays that work and MM should just manage the team.

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  249. By Kenny on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Caper, don’t fire Capers, I am not sure it really matters. I always hear about how we need Pickett and Raji to look the way they do for our scheme.

    If you look around the league, a lot of teams run the 3-4 defense now. Yet, we are the only ones that have the slow, fat lineman. I didn’t see those types on the 49ers with their 3-4.

    The Packers simply need more team speed. Woodson was never a burner and he has lost a step and a half. Hawk, Bishop, DJ Smith none of them have great speed. Perry showed speed at the combine but was lost for most of the season to injury. It looked as if Tramon may have lost a step based off this seaon’s results.

    I would even take it to the offensive side as well. The jury is still out on Harris due to limited looks, but we need a viable breakaway threat at RB. You always hear that Jordy is faster than he looks. That does not really validate him as a speed guy. James Jones is also average for a WR in the speed department. Boykin looks to be in line for a bigger role in the offense next year. He ran a 4.7 at his Pro-Day. I am not saying they aren’t good football players. Just that from a team speed standpoint, there appears to be some deficiencies.

    Hopefully, some of those issues will be addressed in the Draft.

  250. By Sixtus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


  251. By robert t on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath and consider some of the stupid knee-jerk reactions that are being suggested! Coaches can only do so much with the talent they have available to coach! I think Packer fans should consider who is on the IR list before they start making comments about who we should get and who we should fire if you realize that we have some great talent that is on our team but injured!Bringing in Lovie has to be one of more absurd things I’ve read all night.I do have some problems the offensive play calling tonight but I’m not quite ready to fire MM yet.I think he’s done a pretty good job this year trying to keep up with all the ridicules amount of players that have on and off the active roster this year!If you really want to complain about something then why don’t you ask why we didn’t hold onto players like Scott Wells at center or Jenkins on defense.Alright , I’ve had enough venting for now. Thanks for an enjoyable year , Packers !

  252. By Sixtus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think some of these MM and Capers sympathizers would have loved Dan Divine, Scott Hunter and Jerry Taggy days! Losers!

  253. By Jim Mora on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?

  254. By Gomez on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Robert, it isn’t knee jerk reactions. We have discussed these pathetic defensive schemes of Capers since last season. Some of us, myself included, have discussed this since Capers was hired. I don’t know what rock you have been sleeping under. Maybe this is the first time you’ve ever looked at the Packers web site. But you are clearly misinformed.

    Right on Sixtus – you got it.

  255. By Osi on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lovies Defense got burned by the 49ers and seahawks. I dont think he is the answer either.

  256. By wisco77 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    My 2 cents on the Packers season:

    1. As hard as it is to admit right now, the 49ers were the superior team tonight. I don’t think any Packer fan who watched the game would deny that. My hats off to them for showing up with a vengance and defending their home field advantage in the playoffs.

    2. The small consolation prizes – we beat the Bears twice, won the NFC North division again and basically knocked the Bears out of the playoffs by losing.

    3. Dom Capers needs to go. The defense is the reason we were knocked out of the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years. We are wasting the years of a premier quarterback and offense. We have and are still giving up historic defensive numbers – ridiculous! Should probably get rid of the DB coach too since he still can’t even teach them how to wrap up and tackle.

    4. Tying into the above statement, we need more new blood on the team. The defense is slow. They do not tackle well. Resign Raji? If the price is right, if not? Hawk is slow and undersized. Tramon doesn’t want to tackle anymore. I could go on and on about the defense.

    The offenseive line needs major upgrades. Need to resign Jennings. Need to improve at RB. Need someone to step up at TE.

    5. Why do we never have money for big/decent free agents? Hey, you get what you pay for. You can’t fix everything through the draft. TT gets a lot of praise and rightfully so, but he should also take the heat for our poor offensive and defensive lines. I hope we draft well.

    6. I think the team as a whole lacks killer instinct. From the coaches down. We play down to poor teams and struggle with the good ones. Watch the Patriots to see an organization that keeps the peddle to the metal.

    7. Only 1 team wins. 30 other teams fans will feel bad in the end. You play to be the World Champion. Our team tried their best and came up short. Thanks for playing this season. Hope we do better next year. GO PACK GO!

    Again, my 2 cents. Agree to disagree. There are problems that need to be fixed before the door shuts again

  257. By noel on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone WHo says to fire dom capers, YOUR FIRED From watching packers games. You fans are ridiculouis and over reacting. and who Is going to replace dom capers? Hes a good coach and hey WE LOST IN THE PLAYOFFS. Some teams didnt make it and some teams wont win the super bowl. oh well get over it. it was a great run and im looking forward for capers to be back next year with an even more eager and deadlier defense. Rome wasnt built over night.

  258. By BMas on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    2010, won superbowl with a decent defense (I believe it was Capers first year). 2011, Team goes 15-1 because the offense outscores teams; Defense ranked 31st or 32nd; loses first game of playoffs due to a pathetic defense. 2012, draft 6 defensive players and the defense looks every bit as bad as last year’s defense (maybe worse). It’s the worst tackling and least discipline team in the NFL. Capers is not not the only problem but he’s a big part of the problem. He needs to go! His defense is the reason we haven’t made it to past the Divisional round of the playoffs two years in a row. Extremely frustrating!

  259. By NinerGreg on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cheer up Packer fans…just because you don’t get to see your team play anymore this year doesn’t mean your favorite Parkers won’t be all over the TV this January. You’ll still get to see:

    Some bratty kid tell Rodgers he should have “double checked” the safety over the middle.

    Greg Jennings running down the field with some broad in a bed.

    “Drop it Raji drop it drop it Raji”

    Greg Jennings is in my lap…I wish Greg Jennings was in my lap.

    Seriously you guys are great fans so I will give you a little hint how to stop Kaepernick…its called a “Zone Blitz” At least that’s what the Rams did. I recommend you write it on a post it note and stick it to your armpit….or something like that.

  260. By Blake E on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire dom, We need some O line so rodgers doesnt get 50 sacks a season. He wont last at that rate. Should have done more zone defence in that game to give their offense a different look other then man… F U DOM

  261. By Buck on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for the great season to all the players and staff! DD # 80, we’ll miss you

  262. By Bill Vorpahl on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You idiots! The last time we fired a defensive co-ordinator for a playoff scapegoat he went to the Atlanta Falcons & has made them a perennial playoff team ever since. This loss is sheer lack of player performance not coaching. Doesn’t help when you have an MVP QB & surround him with garbage cause you don’t want to pay them.

  263. By greatirishpotatofamine on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    its weird because the packers defense was so bad week 17, but then so good against Joe Webb, but then bad again against the 49ers, its like why were they so good against joe webb??? thats just weird

  264. By packkiller on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    sorry, but packers peaked too early – about 4 weeks ago. even my vikes allowed less points than the vaunted 49ers D today. If Joe webb could have thrown the ball even 1/2 of what Kaepenick did and had a healthy Percy Harvin, my vikes i think would have taken you down last week. Vikes are closing the gap with the Pack, Chicago is on the downslope (age), Detroit is Detroit.

  265. By matt on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    When you turn it over and go three and out its tough to win.

  266. By Sixtus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, I found out this Karpernick kid is from Milwaukee! Folks, this kid is from Milwaukee,a big time Packer, Brewer, and Bucks fan. Well how about that!

  267. By Some Guy on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Down 38-24, 11:45 left to go in the 4th, Packers at midfield, 3rd and 4. What play does Mike McCarthy call to keep the drive alive? A bomb to Jennings. Ball is slightly overthrown and is incomplete. And then on 4th down McCarthy decides to punt the ball away when the defense has proven that it can’t stop the 49ers offense all game long… Predictably, the 49ers went on an 8 minute, 93-yard touchdown drive to make it 45-24 and seal the victory. Okay, why give up on the game at that point? Why not go for it on 4th down and TRY to make it a one possession game?

    That’s been McCarthy’s playcalling and decision making all year long, just really baffling. He’ll go for it on 4th down when he doesn’t need to and won’t go for it when he does. I’m sorry, but McCarthy is an IDIOT that’s lucky to have an elite quarterback and good receivers to cover up his mistakes.

    And Dom Capers has to go. There really are no words to describe the performance the defense put on. No adjustments to account for Kaepernick’s running, Dom just kept on blitzing in the hopes that it would somehow break through SF’s offensive line. All Kaepernick would do is step up and run for 20 yards and a first down. There are some good individual players on this defense, but the scheme is broken. As long as Dom Capers is around, the Packers have no chance to win the Super Bowl.

  268. By Julie on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a disappointment…where were all these receivers they were talking about? Jones dropped balls and Cobb couldn’t do much either. Looked like they forgot this was a playoff game —-no URGENCY!

  269. By Julie on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb – no good! Figure it out!

  270. By Pat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Does Ted Thompson know that Lovie Smith is available?

  271. By Tjc on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Thompson and McCarthy both are useless

  272. By JHS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It all starts in the trenches…we need to get bigger and stronger on the o-line and d-line. Didn’t Thompson and McCarthy both say that they were going to build the team through the trenches. I don’t see it. Get rid of the zone blocking scheme…bring back the beef!

  273. By Perry on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    First of all guys i’m just a fan and don’t know anything at all about football except what time the game starts.
    Listen the Packers have been drafting heavy on offense for four years, and it shows up in the form of a great offense. Capers has not had the benifit of strong draft picks until this year. We need another strong draft of defensive players. I don’t care who you get as D.C your not going to have a great defense with this current group of players.
    As far as the S.F game, how do you stop a QB that can throw and run? Are you going put one defensive player just to watch the QB? Then somewhere there is a hole in the defense. Give credit where credit is due. S.F had a great game plan and we did not have the players that could stop it. Just my thoughts.

  274. By Pat C. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Disheartening, what a let down how could this happen… Tell you what happened. First thing show up to the game like you your going to win, then play like your goanna win coaching staff actually needs to coach the players and make adjustments, how can a rookie QB run through a defense like that. Dom wake up… if cant make game adjustments then you need to make player adjustments if that isn’t happening there is only one thing left to say and that is good by Dom. Offense; who is brain surgeon that called this game? What happened to aggressive play calling play the damn game did you not know this is a play off game the loser goes home the end of your season?? Ted are you going to let Greg Jennings go?? Why the isn’t Greg resigned yet you want let someone go I got an idea DOM hmm…

  275. By huttscores on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed…Lovie would be a great hire….

  276. By Vikingdon on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings will look good in purple and gold next year. Looks like we will all be watching the Super Bowl at home on tv.

  277. By huttscores on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Tha Pack cudve beat Minn the last game and had this game at home??? GB wasnt going anywhere with this D this year. Offense sells tckts… Defensewins championships… WE NEED A D

  278. By RBBUCK on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Defensive front is week for Packers. You have to put pressure on QB. The changing play of the game was Ross fumble. Need some defensive changes.

  279. By Mrmocha on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bring in Lovie Smith as a D coordinator or Romeo Crennel

  280. By Pat C on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Defense coordinator for the 2013 season – Kevin Green

  281. By TJ on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am at a complete loss why we did not utilize the same containment defense against Gore and Kaepernick that worked so well agsinst Adrian Peterson. Or at least, with the injury challenged defensive line, go with a 3-4 and a spy linebacker on the QB. As for the horrible breakdown in coverage by the safetys, the only explanation is it was just bad, ugly execution and performance.

  282. By N!G€RlAGEST on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    fire one off in my diaper

  283. By huttscores on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Slow ur roll…Ross did some VERY good things since stepping in for Cobb when he got hurt…I wouldnt call for his head after ONE muffed punt. Ross has shown ALOT of promise as a returner. He has been very impressive. It would decrease Cobbs workload, and increase his production as a wideout

  284. By FireDomCapers on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Please Fire Dom Capers ASAP! He is an idiot that has been riding Aaron Rodgers’ coat tails for years. AJ Hawk=old, SamSheilds=can’t cover anyone (weak link), Raji+Pickett=together are useless/slow, and leave Matthews alone!

  285. By John Denver's Gavel on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    “Okay, let’s just get to the playoffs with the amazing play of Rodgers and receivers and the blow”

    whoa, nice!

  286. By John Denver's Gavel on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    My CPU is a neuronet processor; a learning computer.

  287. By Laggard on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is a team that is 36 and 12 with a super bowl and some idiots want to fire Murphy and all the coaches? What a bunch of complaining little babies.

  288. By Laggard on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    47 and 17 over the last four years.

  289. By FireCapers on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Packers need to fire Capers! Two seasons in a row like the worst defense in the League! The D gives up about 550 yards in a playoff game , and he makes no adjustments . Thanks for blowing our chances Capers! Fire Him Packers.

  290. By FireCapers on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The only coach w need to fire is Capers he’s and idiot!

  291. By Colin Kapernick on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


  292. By Ydnar on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time for Capers and the 3-4 to go. The fact that Capers appeared to do NO game planning to stop Kaepernick is unconscienable (there were seven weeks of game film on which to design a plan to stop the 49er run game) and then no adjustments at halftime after being torched in the first half. Five big men blocking 3 (or 2) is always going in favor of the five. Gap control is putting four big men in the gaps between the five and using three linebackers to seal the ends and spy the middle and QB. The 3-4 is becoming so dated (as are you and your defense of the 3-4 Vic). The Packers have a defense loaded with talent and the personnel to make a 4-3 work. The Packers have two excellent run stuffing tackles and the strong/speedy ends who can control the line of scrimmage. The LB’s are nearly as talented as SF’s and the secondary is exceptional if the front seven gets SOME pressure. Time to go Dom and take your buddy Vic along with you.

  293. By Montanapackfan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


    Same thing happens to me often. Can’t say for sure it is censurship but it is curious that posts asking where a prior post is are published when the original was not a censurable post. It could be a ciber loss issue but I think the moderator does have a hand in non-published posts?

  294. By 49ers are great on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a great game and a great win for the San Francisco 49ers! Aaron Rodgers isn’t fit to wear the 49er jersey which he proved last night, the 49ers made the right choice by not picking him years ago.

    It will be a really cold winter in Wisconsin.

  295. By Montanapackfan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    If whiskey and nuts were blah blah blah…..go away sota fan your queens will never win the show and that will always be your cross to bear.

    Roll on green roll on

  296. By Eric Bronk on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You can’t blame Capers. The man brought back a quality defense from being last to being respectable this year. Green Bay just d idn’t have the answer to keeping Kapernick (SP) contained. Added to having a good portion of defense players on IR, it was going to be tough. I hope they do think about getting or signing a defensive star or rising star on the line to help Matthews contain and get constant pressure. Quite seriously, it’s the missing link in this defense from being mediocre to being great. osi umenyiora is a free agent this year and would be the best add on to this defense to make it great.

  297. By Montanapackfan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Slow up buckwheat…the pack have a 5-2 record in post season against your bay boys. Hats off to your team but educate yourself b4 lashing out lest you are doomed to repeat your ignorance

  298. By potsie57 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Eric, you can blame capers for his defensive schemes, did he not study any tapes of the niners? He was clearly out coached once again..Oh, why did capers keep matthews in the same position when clearly it was not working? Move him around like in past games….McCarthy, you need a new offensive cord. our offense has not looked good because of Joe going to Miami..How predictable.

  299. By potsie57 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t you just love the niner fans who come on this board to talk smack when their team has been in the toilet for the last 10 years? Niners have finally turned it around and now we have the high school trolls…typical

  300. By Strat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    “Niners are great” is a typical a-hole just like anyone that actually goes on another team’s message board and shoots his mouth off after a win. Watch, if they tank in the NFC championship for the second year in a row, he’ll be nowhere to be found. Gutless.

  301. By twism789 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


    TT needs to know when to pay money for a free agent that will come in and give us instant help…Ron Wolf brought in Reggie White, Charles Woodson among others. We had every oppty to sign Marshawn Lynch 2 years ago, which would’ve bolstered our run game immensely, but we wait and sign Cedric Benson who goes on IR.

    I suggest we trade some of our draft picks to move up and get 3 or 4 stars that can impact right away. We don’t need all of our draft picks. Let’s draft from the SEC and not the Mountain West…Thank you!

  302. By twism789 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


    Defensive line needs total overhaul..speed and ability to rush QB..Raji and Pickett are fat and slow and can’t push.

    Tramon Williams should be our #2 DB, we need a more gritty and in-your-face #1 DB

    We need to draft top offensive lineman, not recruit them from farms and grocery stores as free agents. The 49ers have three first round draft picks on the OL

    I miss Nick Collins as well, true headhunter…we need another one!

  303. By twism789 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Also, Jennings needs to be re-signed immediately. He’s a main cog in our wheel and if other teams can keep their top players, we definitely should.

  304. By twism789 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why do some comments post and others don’t??

  305. By bluemist on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The 49ers got your number. Even the Vikings beat the 49ers.

  306. By twism789 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We need linebackers who are fierce and nasty who get ANGRY when QBs think they can run for 50yd TDs. They have to weigh more than the opposing teams’ RB. Our LBs are small and are really 2nd stringers.

  307. By Pukerssuck on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am just glad the pukers lost. Now I can watch the rest of the playoffs.

  308. By Dave Morse on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Agree with you MarkGoPack, Dom Capers can only do with what he has to work with,if anyone is to blame,it is Ted Thompson,he provides the players for Mike McCarthy and Dom Capers. TT didn’t do jack s..t in free Agency and grab some good players for instant help,but chose to develop young guys. Our D lacks speed with the exception of a few, our offense lacks speed and agility,although I think Don Barclay will be a great player later on with more experience now is the time to spend money and get these areas cleaned up while Aaron is still in his prime, also need another QB because Graham Harrell isnt one.

  309. By GBConscience on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Last night was the end of era.

    I saw this coming for a long time.

    Super Bowl 45 season was a lucky, Cinderella season. The organization, it’s players, and it’s fan base got big heads and egotistical things to say about how good they were and how everything they did was in their power to control. The idea of building a championship caliber team with nothing but rookies is the most idiotic and egotistical statement that I’ve heard. The lack of veterans on the team lead to too many mistakes, terrible fundamentals, and an emphasis on entertaining rather than playing the game. The problem with this whole situation is that this is a business first and then a game, but GB couldn’t tell between the two. TT has fooled the nation and the community of Green Bay that his one tracked mind philosophy of building ONLY through the draft will bring you championships is hogwash! What’s worse is that people trust and buy into it. Another man in this state does the same, Scott Walker, and I guess you see how things are going for him. This franchise has a rich and strong history of toughness, dominance, grit, and never cutting corners when hard work is involved. The lack of fundamentals, the vagueness of explanation at the podium, the egotistical statements of players on online chat rooms is a slap in the face of all the great ones that came before. What’s worse is that the fan base will use examples from this organizations triumphant past to boast about the mediocre plays of today. I’m ashamed of these fans. However, I guess the team, fans, and organization got what was coming to them, another disappointing season of promises, short comings, and hopes that haven’t been fulfilled or satisfied. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t listen to criticisms and apply them. I guess it’s just better to blame others like replacement referees, and boasting about beating developing teams like the bears and lions to replace that empty feeling of dissatisfaction. One day and soon, GB nation will be on the other end, and ponder the choices it should’ve made. The window of opportunity has closed for championships and hopefully won’t open again for decades. It’s a decent jail sentence for the lack of conviction the team, players, and organization should’ve had when they could make a statement. So long Greg, the team needs you, but isn’t willing to pay you what you deserve. Donald, you’re a true gentleman who deserves the best in all that you do, without ego. More TE will be taken in the draft, because TT drafts positions that they don’t need focus upon, the trainers will put together a regiment inconsistently, so players have a better chance of injuring themselves, along with unsatisfactory fundamentals taught by the coaches, reinforced by the media, and condoned by the fan base. This team’s injury list will continue to grow. The only thing the organization had to do was copy the Patriots blueprint. True they might not win the SB every year, but every year for the last DECADE they’re in the mix. They get there by signing A LOT of veterans, drafting two rookies in the first round, making worth while trades in the draft, and holding onto their effective coaching staff, and established players. I guess that was too much for GB to do.

  310. By Jay on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings does not want to stay here and it is not just about the money. It is the location. Small. Cold. Boring. He and the wife want a nice big warm metropolis to chill in and spend their millions. His sister mentioned South Beach and don’t think for one second that he doesn’t talk about this stuff with his family. Why would she even mention going to South Beach if it hadn’t already been brought up amongst the family? Her comments about Roders were disturbing too, almost like he was bringing stuff about him up at family gatherings. He may not be the prince we all think he is. Let him go. We went almost the whole year doing fine without him.

  311. By N!GERlAGEST on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    you can get great joy in life by fahting in your cupped hand and then smelling your hand. I may also have you know it is enjoyable to eat urinal cakes! cover the cakes with your very own natural ‘frosting’ that your body makes itself!

  312. By Bonilla on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    One question; would this team play better under a Harbaugh? Nuff said….

  313. By tom on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You aren’t a true fan if you are ashamed of them. Go be a bears fan they are used to losing!

  314. By micky west on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve been a packer backer since 1961. You people make me sick. Take it like a grown up [or a baby if you prefer]. The 49’ers kicked our but it’s one game, give them some credit. Firing everybody what a bunch of dopes. Vic is right it’s players not plays.Ajust all you want and if the players don’t it’s their fault. I remember all those lean years when no play offs were in the future.

  315. By tom on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You can’t be disappointed if you suck and have no expectations like the bears.

  316. By tom on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Couldn’t have said it better.

  317. By Larry on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    hire cowhers or gruden, have them implement a real defense, not this silly stuff they have now

  318. By Montanapackfan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply


    You make some interesting comments but keep your flawed politics out of the mix…politics of either side don’t belong in here. There are plenty of political avenues for ranting and we don’t care what yours are.

  319. By Pukerssuck on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t like the packers

  320. By 49ersWiN on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    How can they be the best if they lost? Hahaha discount double check yourself and get a brain!

  321. By beaudodge on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You can say whatever you want and agree or disagree with me but Capers has to go. This defense has been bad for 3 or 4 years now, yes, including the superbowl year. You have to scheme with the players you have! If you don’t have speed you can’t gameplan as if you do,obviously. The man is not a defensive genius. I vote to dump Capers and bring Lovie Smith in to be our D.C., seriously.

  322. By 49ersWiN on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You also aren’t a true fan unless you are morbidly obese in Green Bay! Niners clowned on you last night!

  323. By mr know itall on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers can’t get it done, next man up MUST be BRETT FAVRE

  324. By 49ersWiN on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The bars in California were so funny last night, hot blondes in red and fat, lochness monster girls in green. Discount double check yourselves in the mirror losers! When’s The Biggest Loser: Green Bay air on TV?

  325. By Strat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Where’s 49ersCan’tBeatRams?

  326. By Justin on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom!!!!!
    Hire Lovie!!!!

  327. By Justin on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy has one last year to prove himself. The only reason he hasn’t been getting called out as a bad coach is because they were lucky enough to win most games. When it comes to end of the game management McCarthy is the worst in football! As a loyal fan I believe changes need to happen immediately. Kaepernick is a good player but, the Packs defense made him look all pro. Hope Atlanta walks all over em!

  328. By packkiller on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Gosh, isn’t it ironic. Vikes muff a punt that leads to a turnover and go offsides to allow GB to make a TD instead of a FG. Same thing happen to GB this game. Enjoy your off season and all of your worrying about your defense, OL. My Vikes are on the rise and have a few holes to fill, it’s going to be fun next year !!

  329. By veteranviewer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thompson out, Capers out, G. Jennings out, Kuhn out, A. Green out, Hawk out, Finley out or renegotiate, Driver retire or out. Draft offensive and defensive linemen and one outside linebacker, one inside linebacker and one running back and let’s get on with it.

  330. By veteranviewer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vic, go back to Jacksonville or Pittsburg. We do not allow aliens in Green Bay.

  331. By Michael on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers are out to make money and not compete for championships. Sorry to say but we are astoundingly similar to the Peyton Manning Colts. Without Aaron Rodgers we are a 2-14 or god forbids worse team. The draft and develop program only works if you have key veterans to supplement the young talent. I looked through our drafts since TT took over and we have a lot of bust or bum picks. Unknown diamond in the rough’s cant always compensate. Younger doesnt always mean better. Also since McCarthy has been coach we are 3-18 when we trail in the fourth quarter. Im just saying. I am sick of his poor game management. He is like the Mike D’Antoni of the NFL. Capers can only work with what he has and that aint much.

  332. By Chris on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    People keep saying we shouldn’t fire Capers because he took us from the last ranked defense to the 11th. Well who dropped us from the number two overall to the 32nd? Dom did. He’s been figured out. Dude needs to leave town. Aj Hawk needs to go too. He’s overpaid for being as slow and soft as he is. We need a fast physical guy in the middle to lead our defense. Not some chump.

  333. By Cali on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I too wasn’t on the fire Capers bandwagon either untill last night. This guy has got to go and fast!!! I just do see how the d goes from top to bottom so fast. This guy
    SUCKS!!! GO PACK GO, but leave capers behind.

  334. By airpacker12 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is no knee jerk reaction or ir problem ! they had the worst d in the history of the nfl last year ! MM said we dont run for effect but to keep the d honest (wow) !Befor the 1st loss to the 9ers he said were not even gonna try to run the ball !minus a-rods rushing yds, this is the worst rushing team in the history of the nfl for two yrs running (lol)! coaches that need to be let go are capers , campmen,and moss(and the biggest laugher rb edgar b coaching the wr) ! and dont think any team will be busting down doors to hire any of THEM…..There are 3-5 all pros on our d….last year and this ! no d-linmen in the history of the nfl can be effective in a 2 downlinemen set ! they are double teamed (chip blocked rendering them almost useless )Its capers bizzar formation that are choking the talent on this team…and is why hes been fired everywhere hes been !

  335. By airpacker12 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bill Cower said he would come back coaching in the right situation ! (defensive guru)coupled with a rod on offense !!!

  336. By John on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have great players with great skill and if we play to our potential every week, we’ll never lose, but we have terrible, predictable coaching limiting the potential of our players. Fire Capers, we aren’t going to get anywhere with him in our coaching.

  337. By Beat Ur Man on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    When you’re record is 3 and 13 you draft and develop. When you record is 15-1 you need to pick up key veteran free agents and use trades to move up in the draft. The goal is to win the superbowl not a 10 won season.

  338. By JT Longtime Packer fan on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    That sorry excuse for a defensive coordinator Dom Capers NEEDS TO GO!!!!!! Rob Ryan would be better than him any day!! I am sick and tired of sportscasters bragging on Capers. In my opinion he has never been a good coach anywhere. I wish Coach McCarthy would look into luring LSU’s def. coordinator John Chavis, he has proven to be a very good def. coordinator at the Division 1 college level. I am sure he would be a tremendous improvement over Capers.

  339. By Mark on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Could not have said it better myself.

  340. By carol on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    the packers got what they deserved for throwing the game that put the bears out they were to chicken to play us so they lost on purpose. now their out yeah go ravens.

  341. By Cole on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Dom Capers has to go and are offensive coordinator needs to learnhow to switch out receivers.Out defense did a greatjob for beingout on the fieldalmost 70% of the time causethe offense couldnt get it going.

  342. By Isaiah on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers, the offensive coordinator, and the running backs coach. All these coaches needed an overhauling. Then hire Lovie smith for defensive coordinator.

  343. By Kevin on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    wow, nice to see the packers fans are so supportive of our team…so spoiled, i wonder how you guys were doing when we were going 4-12 with favre.

  344. By Kevin on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    also, most of you seem to not know jack about football or the team

  345. By Denise on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    It’s not that we don’t support our team. We do it. It is more that we don’t support insanity. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Einstein wasn’t a football coach but he would have known that if he continued with the same defensive play calls and kept getting the same results – try something different.

  346. By Lee on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Packers looked like ND’s defense against Alabama. Walden looked like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Woodson is too slow to cover over the middle and Hawk is obsolete. Rodgers certainly pads his stats and QBR each week, but…well not in the same elite category as Brady.

  347. By Paul Crewe on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Were getting out coached every game and it’s not just on D, and I’m wondering why MM isn’t taking more heat for it? The punt in the 4th quarter with 11 and change left when we were on the 50 was a scared MM afraid to make a call and essentially threw in the white towel. Do you think Belichick or Parcells punts there? Two guys were going to hurt us in this game, Kapernick and Crabtree. Crabtree is avg but Kapernick goes to him as his first option on a consistent basis. No spy on Kapernick made him look like a combo of Montana and Young and single covering Crabtree made him look like the next coming of Jerry Rice. Pathetic. Rogers outstanding play is covering for a inept coaching staff and costing us superbowl appearances. A waste of Rogers prime years is what I see going on.

  348. By corncob on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve said it many times this year: Capers make me a believer? Your disgrace this last game says it all!!! Without a great offense these last 3 years, you would of been gone long ago. Now that it is done, I hope TT has the balls to move you to a new career.
    With that being said I want to say “Thanks” to DD, CW, and if GJ has to leave, “Thank You” for being a Green Bay Packer!!! You guys are made of the special fiber that every player should or want to be. A true players player… Until next season GO PACk GO!!!

  349. By Tom on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    No time for excuses. Time to rebuild the defense. They should have taken Kaipernick out after the first time he ran the ball. He will do the same thing next weekend against Atlanta.

  350. By Dave on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy should be fired. Minus the Super Bowl season, McCarthy is unable to win the big games. His play calling is questionable and when he has a lead he doesn’t gets conservative when I believe he should “put the pedal to the metal” and finish a team off. He is predicable. Can anyone guess what play the Packers might call on a third and one? I say fire McCarthy.

  351. By Sf49ersfan1113 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US? ” NOBBOOODDDDYY!!!’ There is no discount double check in frisco

  352. By Dave on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy should be fired. Minus the Super Bowl season, McCarthy is unable to win the big games. His play calling is questionable and when he has a lead he gets conservative when I believe he should “put the pedal to the metal” and finish a team off. He is predicable. Can anyone guess what play the Packers might call on a third and one? I say fire McCarthy.

  353. By Strat on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Carol, you’re quite possibly the stupidest b*tch on the planet.

  354. By Keith From Mankato on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


  355. By NIGHJEERIAQUEST on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I took a dump in my pants it was delicious

  356. By Sorensen on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    wow, gotta wait a full year to get back to where we were. Getting ripped apart by a rookie is a joke. Defense aside from Matthews and Woodson is a joke. Time for Capers to go.

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