PACKERS FALL TO 49ERS IN NFC WILD CARD GAME
– The Packers lost to the 49ers, 23-20, on Sunday in an NFC Wild Card contest in front of 77,525 at Lambeau Field.
– Sunday’s contest against San Francisco was Green Bay’s 49th postseason game, which ranks No. 3 in league history behind Dallas (58) and Pittsburgh (54). The Packers now have an all-time record of 30-19 (.612) in the postseason.
– With a game-time temperature of 5 degrees on Sunday, it marked the coldest game at Lambeau Field since Dec. 7, 2008, vs. Houston (3 degrees). It was the seventh-coldest game at Lambeau Field (since 1959) and the fourth-coldest postseason game at the stadium.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– With eight points on Sunday, K Mason Crosby brought his career postseason total to 77 points, No. 1 in franchise playoff history. He surpassed Chris Jacke (73 points) for the team playoff scoring mark.
– Crosby made both of his FG attempts on Sunday, extending his franchise-record streak to nine consecutive FGs made in the postseason.
– Crosby set a franchise playoff record by scoring in his 11th consecutive postseason game.
– FB John Kuhn scored on a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, which gave him at least one TD in each of the last five postseasons (2009-13). He is the only current NFL player to do so each postseason since 2009 and he matched the team playoff record set by RB Dorsey Levens from 1994-98.
– Kuhn now has seven career TDs in the postseason (four rushing, three receiving), which moves him into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in team playoff history behind only WR Antonio Freeman (12 TDs).
– WR Jordy Nelson’s 5-yard TD catch in the second quarter was his fourth career TD grab in the postseason and his first since Super Bowl XLV vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 6, 2011). With four career TD catches in the playoffs, Nelson is tied for No. 4 in team postseason history.
– CB Tramon Williams’ second-quarter interception was the fourth of his career in the postseason, which ties him with five others for No. 1 in franchise playoff history.
– LB Brad Jones posted the second sack of his career in the postseason when he brought down QB Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter.
– DT Mike Daniels posted his first career sack in the playoffs when he brought Kaepernick down for a 5-yard loss in the third quarter.
– LB Nick Perry recorded his first career sack in the postseason when he brought Kaepernick down for an 8-yard loss in the third quarter.
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The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s Wild Card playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers
13 WR Chris Harper
16 QB Scott Tolzien
20 CB Jumal Rolle
51 LB Nate Palmer
52 LB Clay Matthews
65 G Lane Taylor
73 C/G JC Tretter
San Francisco 49ers
22 CB Carlos Rogers
46 TE Derek Carrier
54 LB Nick Moody
62 G Ryan Seymour
71 DT Quinton Dial
78 G Joe Looney
84 WR Jon Baldwin
Startling lineup change: 26 CB Trumaine Brock starts for Rogers.
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– Green Bay has an all-time postseason record of 14-4 (.778) at Lambeau Field.
– The Packers have averaged 30.3 points per game in 10 playoff contests under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, which ranks No. 4 in the NFL over that span. That includes the three highest point totals in franchise postseason history (48 at Atlanta, Jan. 15, 2011; 45 at Arizona, Jan. 10, 2010; 42 vs. Seattle. Jan. 12, 2008).
– The Packers have scored 83 second-half points in their last four games, No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only Philadelphia (92).
– Green Bay has rushed for 110-plus yards in each of its last four games, averaging 143.3 yards on the ground over that span.
– The Packers have posted 12 takeaways in its last five games, which is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span.
– Green Bay has recorded two or more takeaways in each of its last five games, its longest single-season streak since a nine-game stretch in 2002.
– QB Aaron Rodgers ranks No. 3 in NFL postseason history (min. 150 attempts) with a 103.6 passer rating, No. 5 with a 66.1 completion percentage and No. 3 with a 1.71 interception percentage (292/5).
– In five career starts vs. San Francisco (including playoffs), Rodgers has completed 130 of 195 passes (66.7 percent) for 1,535 yards and 12 TDs with three INTs for a 104.5 passer rating.
– Rodgers has three career 300-yard passing games in the playoffs, which is tied with Brett Favre for No. 1 in team history. Rodgers has posted a 110-plus passer rating in four of his eight career postseason starts.
– FB John Kuhn has scored a touchdown in each of the last four postseasons (2009-12), the only player in the NFL to accomplish that feat over that span. He is one of three players in franchise history to score a TD in four or more consecutive postseasons (RB Dorsey Levens, five, 1994-98; WR Antonio Freeman, four, 1995-98).
– K Mason Crosby needs five points to surpass K Chris Jacke (73) for No. 1 on the franchise’s all-time playoff scoring list. Crosby has scored in 10 straight playoff games (2007-12), which is tied for the longest scoring streak in team postseason history (Chris Jacke, Ryan Longwell).
– Crosby has made seven consecutive FGs in the playoffs dating back to the 2010 postseason, which is the longest streak in team history.
– CB Sam Shields has posted an interception in each of his last two playoff games. He is tied with four other players for No. 1 on the team’s career playoff list with four interceptions.
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– For the second straight season, the Green Bay Packers (8-7-1, No. 4 seed) and San Francisco 49ers (12-4, No. 5 seed) will meet in the postseason, the first playoff matchup between the clubs at Lambeau Field since a Wild Card contest on Jan. 13, 2002.
– It is the first time the Packers have faced the same opponent in back-to-back postseasons since Green Bay played San Francisco in the playoffs in four consecutive seasons (1995-98). The Packers and 49ers played in an NFC Divisional contest last season at Candlestick Park.
– This will mark the seventh time that the Packers and 49ers have met in the postseason. That is tied for the most games for Green Bay against one opponent in the playoffs (N.Y. Giants, seven). The Packers hold a 4-2 advantage over San Francisco in the postseason series.
– This will be the second meeting this season and the fourth in the last 16 months between the clubs. The Packers visited San Francisco in Week 1 this season, a 34-28 win for the 49ers. It marks the fourth time (1996, 1998, 2012) in the history of the series that the clubs have squared off in both the regular season and the postseason.
– Since 2010, Green Bay has a .695 regular-season winning percentage (44-19-1), No. 1 in the NFC over that span, with San Francisco checking in at No. 2 in the conference with a .664 winning percentage (42-21-1).
– Today’s game will be a matchup of two of the most successful teams in the postseason. Green Bay is 30-18 all-time in the playoffs, a .625 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in NFL history. San Francisco checks in at No. 5 in the league at 28-19 (.596) in the postseason. The teams have combined for 18 world championships (Green Bay 13, San Francisco 5).
– Including playoffs, the Packers have won 13 of the last 17 games against the 49ers, but San Francisco has emerged victorious in the last three.
BACK IN THE POSTSEASON
– With a thrilling 33-28 win over the Bears last Sunday, the Packers clinched their third straight NFC North title, the first time they have done so since 2002-04. It marked Green Bay’s 21st division crown in franchise history.
– In the 12 seasons of the NFC North (2002-13), Green Bay has captured the division title seven times (2002-04, 2007, 2011-13).
– This marks the Packers’ fifth consecutive playoff appearance (2009-13), one of only two NFL teams (New England) to do so over that span. Green Bay has advanced to the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons.
– Green Bay’s streak of five straight playoff appearances ranks second in franchise history behind only a six-season stretch from 1993-98.
– This is the Packers’ 29th postseason berth in team history and their 16th appearance in the last 21 seasons. Green Bay’s 16 appearances in the free-agency era (since 1993) are the most of any team in the NFL.
– The Packers currently rank No. 3 in NFL history with their 29 playoff appearances, trailing only the N.Y. Giants (31) and Dallas Cowboys (30).
– Today will be Green Bay’s 49th postseason game, which will move them into the No. 3 spot in league history behind only the Cowboys (58) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (54).
– Since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, Green Bay has been the No. 4 seed three other times (1994, 2001, 2003).
– This will be the 11th time that the Packers have played in the Wild Card round in their 16 playoff appearances since 1990. Green Bay has a 7-4 (.636) record in Wild Card games, including a 2-1 mark under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
– As per team tradition, the Packers alternated game captains each week during the regular season. The team elects captains for the entire postseason.
– Players elected captains were WR Jordy Nelson and QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), S Morgan Burnett and LB A.J. Hawk (defense), and K Mason Crosby and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).
WEARING THE STRIPES
– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Ed Hochuli (85), umpire Rich Hall (49), head linesman Mark Hittner (28), line judge Ron Marinucci (107), field judge Mike Weir (50), side judge James Coleman (95) and back judge Lee Dyer (27). Alternates include Larry Rose (128), Mike Spanier (90) and Terry Brown (43).
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