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Kaepernick, 49ers rally to beat Packers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 8, 2013 – 6:48 pm

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

SAN FRANCISCO–This one went down to the wire, but Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers scored another win over the Packers, 34-28.

Down 24-21 with 10:56 to play and 76 yards away from victory, Aaron Rodgers began a drive that would put the Packers into the lead. The big play was a 37-yard, toe-tap reception by Jordy Nelson, and then rookie running back Eddie Lacy went over the top for a touchdown from two yards out that staked the Packers to a 28-24 lead.

A 27-yard field goal by the 49ers’ Phil Dawson to start the fourth quarter broke a 21-21 tie.

Kaepernick and the 49ers roared back following Lacy’s touchdown run. Kaepernick completed a 43-yard pass to Anquan Boldin and then running back Kendall Hunter turned right end for 23 yards to the Packers 9-yard line.

Frank Gore burst up the middle for 7 yards to the 2-yard line, from where Gore scored on the next play, and the 49ers had regained the lead, 31-28.

The ball was back in Rodgers’ court with 5:47 to play and the Packers starting at their 9-yard line. On third-and-four, and with the game potentially on the line, Rodgers eluded the rush but threw incomplete, forcing a punt by Tim Masthay.

Kaepernick faced a third-and-four and converted with a pass to Vernon Davis. The 49ers were now in control of the clock and began exhausting the Packers’ times out. The Packers spent their final time out with the 49ers facing fourth-and-two with 3:00 to play. When Kaepernick completed a third-down pass that put him over 400 yards passing for the game, the Packers were running out of time. Dawson eventually kicked a field goal with :26 to play.

Kaepernick completed 27 of 39 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers was 21 of 36 for 333 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

In what turned out to be a shootout between Rodgers and Kaepernick, the big difference between this game and the 49ers’ win over the Packers in January was the Packers defense’s ability to stop the 49ers running game in this game.


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145 Responses to “Kaepernick, 49ers rally to beat Packers”

  1. By James on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “The big difference between this game and the 49ers’ win over the Packers in January was the Packers defense’s ability to stop the Packers running game in this game.”

    I’m pretty sure the Packers weren’t playing the Packers. Also, the defense may have stopped the 49ERS running game, but they gave up TOO many yards through the air! I SAW THIS COMING! FIX YOUR TEAM GREENBAY! ALREADY LOSING THE SEASON! GREAT EFFING START!

  2. By Kim on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    The secondary killed us. Awful! I am shocked!

  3. By Brandon on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Great game by the Packers front 7 and O-Line. Bahktiari really showed what he was made of. This was a phenomenal opener.

    Also, I think you mean the Packer’s defense stopped the 49ers’s running game.

    Go, Pack, go!

  4. By emperor1dan on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    same last season gb packers. sf sets new team records. secondary can’t stop 1 guy. no running game. refs blow call that costs points. long season ahead

  5. By PackerBacker on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Morgan Burnett’s absence was evident, and I thought McMillan looked overmatched and out of place, missing tackles, etc..

    Overall the game was exactly what I hoped the Packers could accomplish. Stop the run, develop a running attack with Lacy in moderation, and control the read option. We saw each of these develop.

  6. By Phil on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Vic, for the next article note, you don’t ‘allude’ the rush, you elude it.

  7. By Dave on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    It’s one game people. We fought hard and I’m proud of the team for what they did. I don’t think we lose again for some time.

  8. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “Rodgers lost the battle but won the war…”

    Umm…huh?

  9. By hunter on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    ok…. so the defense looked better most of the game..but when the heat is on…they give up third and forth down…offense cant move the ball on the ground or air…whole team cant do s**t until they ‘re down to the last possession and now they cant move the ball then….yep looks like 2012 all over again….sad….long year ahead…. :( no improvement….

  10. By Kyle on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    How is it that we won the war again Vicky? We stopped the run but allowed the slowest receiver 200 yards receiving.

  11. By Mark P on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Really! Sacked on last play of the game when eight defenders are in the end zone. Unreal!

  12. By mrqpros on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Turning points: Mike’s decision NOT to decline the penalty that would’ve all but forced the Niners to kick a field goal early; the blown call by the refs; the inability to continue the running game after Lacy finally got things rolling late; the O line’s inability to protect Aaron on the last play of the game; and the secondary’s general inability to stop Bolden. Bright spots? Clay, Aaron, Lacy post-fumble, Sam when he wasn’t being bitten by Bolden and, as always, Mastay (loved the post-kickoff tackle).

  13. By genericsportsguy on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    This defense desperately needed Burnett and Hayward to play. It’s going to be a long 1st quarter of the season if we have to rely on Bush as the dime back until Hayward is healthy.

  14. By Slimboss07 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Rossum? Holding calls? Cant contain Boldin? Thats what lost the game for us. The ref call did not help any.

  15. By TDega on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Has Ross been put on waivers yet? He cost us the game giving the 49’ers 2 touchdowns w/his stupid decisions to run the ball out of the end zone instead of taking a knee. Once is a mistake the second time is stupidit!

  16. By Phluph on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t wait till the rematch in January. @James its a long season, that was a very close game with a very good team. We’re fine.

  17. By Shannon on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I think this how the rest of the season will play out for the packers. They will be one score shy of winning games this year. I honestly think that they will not even make the post season and if they do San Francisco will hand it to them in the playoffs. I think it would be different if they won today but they obviously didn’t want it bad enough.

  18. By genericsportsguy on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    The time of possession difference was a killer again at the end. The defense was simply spent in the 4th quarter and could offer little resistance.

  19. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “Morgan Burnett’s absence was evident, and I thought McMillan looked overmatched and out of place, missing tackles, etc.. ”

    Agreed PackerBacker. I thought our safeties were our weakness. Plus, those turnovers. Just cannot have those if we’re going to beat these guys.

  20. By Jeff Peeters on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers “alluded” the rush?

  21. By Some Guy on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Too many stupid penalties. Secondary was terrible, letting Anquan Boldin get wide open for every single one of his catches. Ross can’t be the return man anymore, just take the knee and start on the 20 yard line.

  22. By Mike on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Doesn’t really matter how you slice it, they lost. They stopped the run but they still gave up nearly 500 yards. The Niners were 9 for 18 on third down and 1 f0r 1 on 4 down. Turnovers, penalties and bad special teams is recipe for L’s all the time.

  23. By Larry on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    It will not be a long season for us. We nearly beat a Super Bowl team, and easily one of the the tho or three best teams in the NFL. We will win 11 or 12 games. If we get healthy in the secondary we can go a long way.

  24. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Still…a pretty promising start. I like our chances in the North, and we’ll likely see these guys again this year. Would like to face them in Lambeau in January.

  25. By dee greenfield on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Dang, I thought we were gonna pull this one out. Next time guys, next time.

  26. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “I think this how the rest of the season will play out for the packers. They will be one score shy of winning games this year. I honestly think that they will not even make the post season …”

    Dude…

  27. By Tj on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Another season watching are defense flop under Dom Capers. It’s like watching a repeat of last season (and i’m not talking just about the playoffs). FIRE CAPERS already its becoming a repeating theme year after year where we give up insane yardage and expect our offense to make up for it. When your team gives up 400+ yards in the air its not the players problem, its pathetic coaching on the defense. FIRE CAPERS!!!!

  28. By goldplater on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    It was a good game with some Bad Luck for the Pack.
    Improved Balance on Offense.
    Much improved Defense.
    SubPar ST play against very good 49erSTs

    So the start was better than last year.

    Hope is there for a good season but no guarantee….

    @peaople who are mad: The 49ers were the favorites for a reason. They showed not a lot of this and needed luck to win.

  29. By fromeo on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Dom Caper SUCKS with the backfield! THEY SHOULD PUT SKIRTS ON ! HOW CAN ONE player get over 200 yards. NO EXCUSE!!!!

  30. By Steve on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Come on, guys! It’s only one game and you’re already cashing in the whole season! We got beat by a vastly superior team, but it will be January before we see them again. Chill!

  31. By john roth on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Pack made some major mistakes, still had a chance to win the game , i think pack will be just fine , pack going to go 12 -4 play off bound , watch out Nfl…..

  32. By Slimboss07 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I’m still behind my team and with the show they put on today they showed other teams they mean business. There were a few rough spots, it is the first game. I expect that to be fixed by the next game and expect the Pack to do very well this year and look forward to them playing SF again. Man what a game though, way better then what happened to us in the playoffs. So quit your whining and get behind your team. GO PACK GO.

  33. By Matt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Why does it always seem the opponents receivers are wide open and Rogers always has to fit it in a small window. Hope the running game gets better.

  34. By James on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Just wait when Morgan Burnett comes back. Both McMillian and Jennings struggled.

  35. By Andy on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Editor – “Edit” your work before you publish. The last paragraph makes no sense. Cringe.

  36. By Matt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, and Ross sucks as a return man.

  37. By Steve on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Could our defensive backs please quit watching the game in the backfield and stick to their man. Williams didn’t even know where Bolden was on the 4 & 2 and had to run over to the other side of the field to line up on him. Great job on our defensive line, but our defensive backs need to pull their heads out of their hind parts!

  38. By Steve on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “FIRE CAPERS!”

    He wouldn’t be out of work for very long, TJ

  39. By PK on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Too many big plays. Trademark of Capers D. Plenty of positives. Lacey and OL. 27 a man: is tougher to bring down as the game goes on. Glad coach brought him back.

  40. By austin on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy Ross needs to go he’s not good at all. Bush is a awful defense of player how does he make the roster.

  41. By Kris on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Tough loss but I liked what I saw. I think the world can put to rest that we aren’t a physical team. Turnovers will kill you everytime you play a team like this. SF gives you nothing. Don’t give them anything either. Lacy will be fine. He will break out as he continues his progression in this offense. Yes, we did win the war, because we’ve figured out SF’s bread and butter play. See what Kap can do throwing the ball in sub zero climate in January. We have a run D folks! Be happy with that. Everything will fall into place. Lacy will be key. You all will see…

  42. By fromeo on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Don states that its only one game? You settle for one then you settle for 2,3,4,5, its not one game! YOU HAVE TO BEAT THESE TYPE OF TEAMS TO WIN SUPER BOWLS! DUH!!!!

  43. By Linda on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    To Vic Ketchman, the writer of this article – are you kidding me? You’re a writer? You shouldn’t get paid to write an article with these kinds of stupid writing errors!

  44. By john roth on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I am very disappointed in the packers secondary , pack are suppose to have one of the best secondary , wth happened !

  45. By jeff on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    The Pack has the personnel. Now that the preseason is done, attention can be given to sharpening the skills of our players.

  46. By john roth on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I stand behind my packers , i just wanted this win really bad ….

  47. By jeff vile on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I am a packers fan but not from green bay. You guys need to fire your defensive coordinator. You could easily have beaten 49’s by double teaming wr bouldin and chipping their tight end. That was ridiculous to stay in a zone and letting bouldin beat you 15 times

  48. By jeff on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    the coaches needed to do some serious evaluating of their performance as well.

  49. By Veronica on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Exciting game! Some stumbles, but nothing we can’t recover from. It’s like Lombardi said “We didn’t lose, we ran out of time”!

  50. By jeff on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    After watching the Steeler game today, I’m so glad to be a Packer fan.

  51. By Nanniz on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Glad this game is over. I was worried about this game – but after watching it – I know we can beat the 49ers now. We shot ourselves in the foot and we can definitely win another game against this team. They are not so scary and tough like they want to make everyone think. The 49ers next opponent is thanking our team for showing everyone that. Take away Boldin and what did they really have? Sorry 49ers to take away your mystique! (And go ahead and let your heads get big by all the comments that will be made by the football talking heads – you are their “Golden Boys” right now – but that time will come to an end. Mark my words.

  52. By Scott on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I am sorry to say this but the defense doesn’t look any better than last year. The secondary was horrible and didn’t seem to have a clue on handling basic coverages. Oh Charles Woodson….where are you when we did you? Big mistake letting him go this year.

  53. By Stephen Karlson on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Too many fundamental mistakes, too many missed opportunities, too big a hole to dig out of just to tie the first half.

  54. By Bob on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    If we can’t beat the 49ers home or away, we can forget about a trip to the SB,Too bad.

  55. By Scott on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Can someone tell me why McCarthy didn’t decline the penalty in the 1st half on the 5 yard line and letting SF have another crack at the endzone? Did he think those extra 5 yards would put the SF kicker out of range kicking from the 10 yd line? Stupid move and I cant figure it out….please tell me why WHY?

  56. By cj thomas on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Talk about homefield ref advantage. 0 Holding Calls on the 49ers. I saw them holding on almost every play.

  57. By GeorgePack on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Bad coaching again this year..the buck stops with mr mccheeeesss…..waste of talent with this guy. Bag of chips!!!!!

  58. By Mike on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I think everyone needs to get back off the ledge. The 49ers may be the most complete team in football. We made some mistakes, but still had a chance to win in the 4th quarter. We need to improve the play of our safeties and we should be OK on D. Getting Morgan Burnett back will help.I saw a lot of positives. I agree with Curt, I like our chances.

  59. By Matt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Is Ross paid by the Packers or 49ers? I’m not sure.

  60. By jeff on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Now it’s on to getting ready for Washington. Lambeau Field. Home crowd. Aaron Rogers. Looking forward to next week.

  61. By Mark Jordan on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Lord have mercy on us all. A number of these comments are so panic strickenly hysterical. The Packers lost to a good team. Mental errors and turnovers were the major difference in the game. MM should not be second guessed on his decision to accept the penalty giving the 49ers another shot. If he had accepted the outcome of the down it would have been 4th and 1 within the 10 and I believe Harbaugh would have gone for it. As well as the Packers did play against the run, it was still just one yard. It was a tough call to make and only justifiable if it worked out. It didn’t.

  62. By Dan on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Once again, decimated by injuries. Burnett and Heywood in the backfield would have made it interesting.

  63. By hunter on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    the defense simply sold out to stop him from running, and let him throw anywhere over the middle he wanted to… 412 yds and 3 td’s???we cant cover a three year old blind girl over the middle…to sum it up…offense stinks…defense double stinks….coaches triple stinks… we got a pretty good punter.. yea……!!!! I know !!!! Lets punt on first down every time!!!!!

  64. By Robert on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    The secondary failed miserably along with the defensive coordinator.

  65. By David Hammond on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Ross the Loss…..someone remind him he has 2 knees

  66. By Dave on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Good luck with “Ask Vic” this week. The sky is falling, the sky is falling….

  67. By dfg326 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Hunter..take a valium and a walk…the Browns are looking for some fans.

  68. By dfg326 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    The D-line stopped the run and we were down two starters in the defensive backfield…nothing to be ashamed of in a hostile stadium with a lot of rookies on the field.

  69. By americaninsiberia on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I’m so glad that none of you emotional freaks have any say whatsoever in the decisions that the Green Bay Packers make. Wow.

    If you folks react the same way to everything, I’m fearful for your children.

    Remember that it’s just a game. Just. A. Game. Not real. Just. A. Game.

    As for said game, sure I’d like to have seen a win. But there was improvement, and we had inexperienced players in the backfield. We stood toe-to-toe with, arguably, the best team in the NFL right now. I greatly look forward to the re-match in January.

    As for the rest of you emotional creatures – calm down or consider that it’s not a good idea for you to watch these games.

  70. By jw on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t blame the refs. Matthews was waiting all year to make that hit, and it was a cheap shot that was stupid. Without that, there would have been no penalty, no pushing and shoving and no blown call by the ref.

    It all started with Matthews trying to take of Kap’s head. He should be fined. Had he not launched himself out of bounds, it would have been 3rd down anyway.

    Stop making excuses.

  71. By Scott on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Go back to your hut in Siberia. You don’t know anything.

  72. By bo15 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    hunter said it perfectly

  73. By iluvmyteam on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Take away the 2 turnovers and the ref’s incorrect call and we have probably won this game. I saw a lot of positives. If the 49ers are suppose to be rated 1 in the standings, then we are very close. I am very excited about the coming year. Go Pack Go.

  74. By GeorgePack on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Decline…..decline idiot….come out of the zone-never let a wr beat you over a dozen time’s..bench sitton..why pull lacy ur only hope for a running game, period!!!! way to build him…wish we had a player’s coach with some emotion and fire..instead a bag of chips.

  75. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “Can someone tell me why McCarthy didn’t decline the penalty in the 1st half on the 5 yard line and letting SF have another crack at the endzone? Did he think those extra 5 yards would put the SF kicker out of range kicking from the 10 yd line? Stupid move and I cant figure it out….please tell me why WHY?”

    It was a curious call. I also was shocked he didn’t decline. I think he might have been concerned that SF would go for it on 4th and short, and felt better about stopping 3rd and 6. Still, it sure seemed like a blunder. Didn’t cost us the game though. Inability to stop them on 3rd down and to disrupt Kaep-Boldin killed us.

  76. By DaGrise on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Lots of angry douchebags on the internet after losses.

  77. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “Lots of angry douchebags on the internet after losses.”

    And name-callers!

  78. By Curt on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “Lots of angry douchebags on the internet after losses.”

    If you want the high ground, you have to make an attempt to be there.

  79. By BuzzLeff on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Breath people.
    The season isn’t over, it’s just begun.
    The Packers are a playoff caliber team. Get ready to enjoy another very successful season ending where every team wants to end their season – in the playoffs with a chance to make a run at those rings.

  80. By Nick on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Everybody chill out. The Packers already looked way better than any point last year. I’m still kind of surprised of the effort Green Bay put up today. Early on I thought this was just going to be another beat down, couldn’t move the ball couldn’t get off the field etc, etc. We should we are a lot more resilient than last year. When the going got tough we didn’t tuck our tails in and take the clobbering like last year.

  81. By Chuck on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Issues and Concerns:

    Defensive allows opposing QB to have better stats then Rodgers, who is reported to be “Currently the best player in the NFL today”.

    Josh Sitton, our Best starting offensive lineman, has 3 holding calls, what’s up with that?

    Run blocking unable to open holes, and often resulted in runs for negative yards.

    Special teams, especially returns, stink. Why now down the ball and get it on the 20 instead of running it out to the 10?

    Where was James Jones today?

    Are our defensive backs and special teams coaches “On Notice” ?

  82. By Tj on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Btw Steve the fact that “Williams didn’t even know where Bolden was on the 4 & 2″ is a coaching issue! If a player has been in the NFL for 7 years and nobody has taught him to keep track of his man then a coach needs to be fired.

    Wiki Dom Capers once and you will find he has had several opportunities as both head coach and defensive coordinator and has been canned by most of them. There is a reason. Don’t just look at the numbers my friend, look at how he manages big downs, close games, and all the important stuff. How many times today did we fail to stop a critical down? Nearly all! It’s not a player issue if it happens year after year.

  83. By Tj on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    And I don’t mean to say toss Capers b/c Williams failed on one play it has been a consistent problem with all of our DB’s over the past few years.

  84. By Scott on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Nick Collins and Charles Woodson when you need them?

  85. By Yooperdan on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    We can win the division, but if our “d” can’t hold a lead against Other NFC teams they might as well mail in the rest of the season.

  86. By Alan on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    We scored plenty of points to win the game but the defense could not get off the field on 3rd down. Same story it’s been for three years now. McCarthy worries too much about a running game and not enough about defense. TT, quit fooling around and bring in some free-agent hit meen on defense.

  87. By ps on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Same old defense, what a joke, hope all you tt fans are still enjoying the same picture as we have for the last three years.

  88. By the Best on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    ugh. This one hurt. I think the defense showed no improvement at all. Doesnt matter how many touchdown you throw.

  89. By fromeo on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Curt, no duchbags!, Just some angry fans seeing the same old thing from last year! NO SECONDARY! Why give up 208 yards to a receiver that was let go because they said he was to SLOWWWWWW! ARE SECOUNDARY SUCKS BIG TIME! Its not about making the playoffs, its about WINNING SUPER BOWLS! LIKE VINCE WOULD SAY ‘winning isn’t everything,its the ONLY THING!!!!

  90. By americaninsiberia on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Really, Scott? Huts? That’s rich. Did your Daddy write that for you or did you think of it all by yourself?

  91. By fromeo on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Wake up Mark Jordon! Its not about 1 play or call, its about 208 yards to 1 PLAYER!

  92. By gk wi on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think there is another team in the league who leaves receivers so wide open, or has such a weak 3rd down defense. Capers scheme has to be showing its age.

    The o-line looked good but still the same issues for the packers D, they try to overcompensate on one issue and leave a glaring weakness.

  93. By Chuck Schieffer on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    First down, no, penalty. First down, no, penalty. Isn’t that where we left off last year?

  94. By vicardwm on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    I am full of hope for the Packers after this game. I can’t help thinking that the result probably would have been different if Burnett and Hayward, two of our three best players in the secondary. That was really the only glaring weakness today.

  95. By Chuck on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    This was posted by “icebowl6 5:43 PM on September 6, 2013. In the three playoff losses since he has been coordinator, the Packers have given up an average of 44 points and 510 yards. The only problem with the defense is, and has ever been, Dom Capers. My money says he proves it again on Sunday.”

    Very close call there, the packers gave up to the 49’ers 34 points and 494 total yards.

    Quarterback ratings: Rodgers 102.6, Kaepernick 129.4

    While I still feel that the Packers are one of the better teams in the NFL, I just can’t see them having a deep run in the playoff’s. 9-7 Wildcard team most likely, and 10-6 tops.

  96. By Aldo on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Once again Dom Capers the tremendous Packer secondary that’s suppose to be there, wasn’t.

    These guys can’t tackle or stop anything!

    Maybe the dreadlocks are in there eyes too!

    Fix the problem!

    We probably might have won if the defensive secondary new how to cover the receivers.

    Looks like to me they’re afraid to tackle the big guys.

    Hope the showing next week is better,

    This loss leaves a bad taste even though its week #1

  97. By bridad57 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Unbelievable that the Packers were still in this thing in the 4th quarter. Time of possession was 2-1 Niners. We seldom pressured their QB and we sure didn’t cover their receivers. Packers D has some major adjustments to make, something that feels like an all-too-familiar refrain during the Capers years. Niners are showing the league how to beat the Packers. Could be a long season.

  98. By reason1265 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Hayward and Burnett, PLEASE get healthy soon. With even an average job by our defensive backs, we win this game

  99. By Geezy on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    “…lost the battle but won the war.” Are we serious right now? Pack has lost 3 straight to these clowns! Sure, the D didn’t get ran all over, but they still got carved up via the air. Not to mention, they failed in the clutch. I see no victories here.

  100. By Sam Brown on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Way to Eff it up GB. You made old man Bouldin look like the damn fantasy receiver of the year and Kap looks like the QB of the decade. You had 1 job and you couldn’t do it. It’s going to be another long year and in the end, you’ll be losing in the playoffs. Might as well bring Favre back. Same song different beat.

  101. By OdnsEye on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    What has changed? The defense lets up 400+ yard in the air. The defense allows the 49ers to move the ball at will after the offense takes the lead. The defense continues to get hammered over the middle. The defense still can’t stop 3rd and long, either allowing a 1st down or allowing the opposition to get into field goal range. Again, what has changed?

    I have said it many times before. As long as Dom Capers is the defensive coordinator, the Packers don’t have a chance of bringing home the Lombarid Trophy.

  102. By airpacker12 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    UMMM TO ALL YOU POSTIVE SPIN GUYS HOW MENY WR WERE RUNNING FREE THAT COLIN K DIDNT SEE OR JUST MISSED THE THROW ????THE NINERS DID NOT HAVE THAIR A GAME OR THEY WOULD HAVE PUT UP 50 PLUS POINTS.. 1 GAME, JUST LIKE WE SAID LAST YEAR AFTER WEEK 1 LOSS….THE FRUSTRATION THAT PEOPLE ARE SHOWING IS BASED ON THE LAST 2 YRS…. CONSIDER DOM CAPERS RECORDS !! GIVEN UP MOST POINTS IN A PLAYOOF GAME..(CARDS ) MOST RUSHING YRDS BY A QB;MOST COMBINED YDS BY A QB IN A PLAYOFF GAME (9ERS). FIRST TEAM TO EXIT PLALOFFS AFTER A 13 AND 0 START !THE WORST DEFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL !!! BUT AS JS REPORTS HE STAYS CALM UNDER THE STORM ! THATS BECAUSE HES HAD A LOT OF PRACTISE !! A LITTLE NOTE HES BEEN FIRED EVERY WHERE HES WORKED OR LET GO WHAT EVER YOU PERFER…

  103. By OdnsEye on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Also, way to go Mike McCarthy for taking that penalty instead of forcing the 49ers to face a 4th down. Does anyone on the coaching staff know the rules? How does a coaching staff not challenge or question the refs decision to play the following down over considering that both penalties were dead ball fouls? Absolutely pathetic performance by McCarthy and Capers in a game that the Pack easily could have won.

  104. By airpacker12 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    ps IN THAT YEAR WE STARTED 13-0 AND HAD THE WORST D IN THE NFL; I CAN ALMOST GEARREN DANG- T BACK TO BACK SUPER- BOWLS !!!! DOM IS IS A DECENT GUY IM SURE, AND I MEAN THAT ! BUT LIKE MENY OF YOU I PAID MONEY FOR A SHARE OF THIS TEAM AND I WANT TO SEE IT SUCCED…. AND IT WONT WITH HIM AT THE HELM… CAMPMEN,EGAR THE RB COACHING THE WR. AND MOSS ARE ALSO PEOPLE THAT HAVENT BEEN LET GO YET ! CAUSE WITHOUT A-ROD THEY ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN LET GO FROM TT ONWARD…

  105. By airpacker12 on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    CALL ME ALL THE NAME YOU WANT JUST REMBER THIS WORD DEJA-VUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  106. By Aaron Rodgers on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    We are officially changing the team name to Kaepernicks Biotches. Please turn in all of your Green Bay Packers gear to your local Foot Locker and received your new I Am Kaepernicks Biotch jersey ASAP. Can’t stop a guy that started for NEVADA. Maybe training camp should have been at Boise State and you over paid “defense” guys could have figured out how to stop him.

  107. By DaGrise on Sep 8, 2013 | Reply

    Hit your CAP key and go to bed airpacker.

  108. By SeattAl on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    so much for that 0-4 pre-season not “meaning anything”

  109. By gjw on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, “Aaron Rodgers”, your post is hilarious. The sad thing is that it’s pretty much true. Unlike some others, I’m NOT looking forward to a rematch in January. What would change? Packers will have a great season I think, but they can’t put away the niners. And Airpacker, you don’t need to shout.

  110. By ronnie c wv on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    yall so-called Packer fans getting bent over week one vs playoff teams… c’mon, dude, we had a chance, we got a differant look at skill positions, new mind frame “til we know what lacy is”, were learnin the 1st few weeks… we got this Packer Nation, let em learn, we can afford to lose 3 or 4 battles verse good teams, specialy when the PACK aint showed everything yet… c’mon cheese heads, we got this!!! f this negativity

  111. By airpacker12 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    so caps mean shouting…lol hope I didn’t hurt your ears lol- bizzarrrr

  112. By Anthony Jackson on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Hey James, calm down.Its game 1. We will see them again in the playoffs. I know loosing sucks but its week 1. Gotta a lot of football left.

  113. By Robert Ossig on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Yup,…here we go again ! D gives up BIG plays in secondary, NO RUNNING GAME , AR puts it where it needs to be , we just have to have someone who can catch it ??? Can tell Capers is still in charge of D !!!

  114. By Mark Fox on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Can anyone explain to me why Dom Capers STILL has not been fired?

  115. By Gerald Edgar on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    On the road, SF’s QB having a career day, Aaron having a (by his #1 stds) an off day & yet came down to last play. I saw improvement in most areas and the rest can be fixed (DB’s, etc). Come Jan & SF has to come to Lambeau for a playoff, I would confidently predict a Packer victory.

  116. By obhtn3 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Capers and his defense sucks! NUFSED!

  117. By Steve on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Another year,another inept performance by the defense!!!!Could be a long year.

  118. By Niner4Life_916 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    I think its safe to say…the 49ers own the Packers now. LOL

  119. By Niner4Life_916 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    LMAO! If you think the Packers are going to nail home field advantage with that terrible defensive you’ve got another thing coming. The 49ers will be the #1 or 2 seed depending on how ATL comes out this season. The Pack will get a wild card spot, and that’s only because the NFC North isn’t that great. You Packers fans must face reality in that your team is not the team to beat in the NFC anymore.

  120. By Niner4Life_916 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    LOL at your comment of “much improved defense.” Really? Did you see Kaepernicks post game stats?!

  121. By Niner4Life_916 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Its going to get ugly for defenses out there when Crabtree & Manningham come back later this year. Crabtree, Manningham, Davis, Boldin, Kaep, Gore and K. Hunter is going to be too much for defenses to handle. I smell another SB appearance Miners!

  122. By AL PackFan on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    It is not only game 1. It is a team GB needs to beat if they want to get into the playoffs. Come january when GB, MAY, trek back to SF they will lose again. This team does not have much a winning instinct anymore. Constantly falling flat in the playoffs and in big games. Months to prepare and SF threw all over the placed and ran at will, when they needed to, against a STILL SOFT GB D. Sure Mathews had a couple of good plays but they did not seem to impact the game in any real way. Well his ridiculous penalty did impact the game; good show of professionalism there. GB needs someone to help the defense understand the game, their positions and what it takes to stop an offense. Fill that gap and we can win again.

  123. By AL PackFan on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Thank goodness this is not a smelling bee.

  124. By BHPhotography on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Niner4Life_916, beat it and head on to your own website. you’re not welcome here. See you at Lambeau for the NFC Championship game.

  125. By Seattal on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Really wanted te Pack too win this game. No help. The penalty didn’t really make that much difference, 49’rs are just a better team.

  126. By northerner on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Great game if you like losing……..

  127. By Jbird88 on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Reviewing a few comments, quite a few stating the Packers season is over and this is how its going to be etc… etc.. blah blah…

    Its one loss. We had many improvements to be excited about. The 49er’s are a high caliber team and we went toe to toe with them just about all the way through.

    It sucks but I am feeling positive going into the rest of the season.

  128. By CheeseHead on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    San Francisco has our numbers. I just don’t want to see them again ever. SF quarterback is going to be a rising star.

  129. By moha on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    i think ross is amain cause again .he can return punt he isnot physically and mentally able in this position.it is clear from last year heisnot fit for this position.greenbay have many recievers why not let cob contiue as punt retun he is more vital in this position than areciever.last year he was replaced in the erong time no quality replacent was there ibelieve one of the main if not the main reason was replacing him in critical game with ross.also the coverage of the corner backs isnot right.ithink the packers can win big if they bring in new special team and defence cordinators beacause the current ones can not do any thing .

  130. By mark lenhart on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    your are not going too win by bringing back the same defence same line and linebackers. no pressure on qb. same old results.

  131. By Lawyer of CHRIST on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Chatelain claims that “all Apollo and Gemini flights were followed, both at a distance and sometimes also quite closely, by space vehicles of extraterrestrial origin-flying saucers, or UFOs, if you want to call them by that name. Every time it occurred, the astronauts informed Mission Control, who then ordered absolute silence.” He goes on to say: “I think that Walter Schirra aboard Mercury 8 was the first of the astronauts to use the code name ‘Santa Claus’ to indicate the presence of flying saucers next to space capsules. However, his announcements were barely noticed by the general public.

  132. By bigDaddy on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    All that can be said is after 3 straight losses is, (swallow hard) the niners are the better team.
    If we play say, 10 times, we might beat them 3 or 4 times, maybe.
    Im a loyal Packer fan for 50+ years and sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other team.
    Packers fought hard, but, in the end the better team prevailed. It hurts to say it, but its true
    Go Pack! Keep hittin’

  133. By allan on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Just another loss to blame on the defensive secondary,

    Need to change these guys out!

    A big mistake letting Woodson go.

    Lets hope Coach M can make some good changes,

    I’m hoping for a better showing,

    see you 49’ers in the playoffs!

  134. By GeorgePack on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Been a fan since Bart Starr first year…been waiting since our last SB win in Dallas to fix this defense and run game, we have had many great player’s and talent. But ONLY ONE great coach-TALENT [very sad]….that coach inspired, developed and lead talent NOT RODE IT!!!!!!! MM, TT, PLEASE watch film on the great one maybe you and TT will both get a clue or both of you must move on…..talent leads talent, we need talent in your position’s!!!!!!!

  135. By GeorgePack on Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

    Been a fan since Bart Starr first year…been waiting since our last SB win in Dallas to fix this defense and run game, we have had many great player’s and talent. But ONLY ONE great coach-TALENT [very sad]….that coach inspired, developed and lead talent NOT RODE IT !!!!!!! MM, TT, PLEASE watch film on thee “great one” maybe you and TT will both get a clue or both of you must move on…..talent leads talent, we need talent in your position’s!!!!!!! ASAP

  136. By BOB JOHNSON on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    Stop complaining about the refs decision. According to the head of NFL officials, Matthews deserved a personal foul for the cheapshot BUT Staley should NOT have been penalized, This gives SF a first down on the 3 yard line. GB lost because Kaepernick torched them. Boldin catches the ball. He has been doing this for 10 years. Track speed does not mean you catch footballs. SF has the best OL in the NFL and Kap is elusive and fast. That means plenty of time for receivers to get open.

  137. By Gary Gustafson on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    watched the whole game and from what I observed wss a great game…we kept up in score back and forth and too do that against the depth of the 49ers is something too be very proud of! GO-PACK-GO

  138. By Gary Gustafson on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    this message goes too the 49ers team…do something with your coach…arms flailing everywhere…jumping up and down like a drama queen..too many “red bulls”?

  139. By bigDaddy on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    MM’s legacy will be his defense’s couldn’t win come crunch time.
    Roger’s legacy will be he couldn’t win more than 1 super bowl because of the average talent pool behind him.
    TT can’t draft and develop a super bowl team drafting 25 and up every year.
    We will waste the career of Aaron Rogers because of the no spend policy of viable free agents that could help us win a 14th Championship.

  140. By Laura on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    Matthews is a wimp for the cheap shot on Kap. He should be fined for the punch and the slap. Some tough guy he is!!!

  141. By yup,Isaid it! on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    @ Laura; Do you pee standing up too!

  142. By Tanis Gomez on Sep 10, 2013 | Reply

    Kap doesn’t always beat the Packers,,,,uh oh my bad,,,of course he does!

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  144. By Ben on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

    The blown call has been shown to have been in the packers’ favor, since the VP of officiating said staley shouldn’t have been penalized at all which should have have the 49ers a 1st and goal.

  145. By concrnedfan on Sep 12, 2013 | Reply

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