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Gameday Notebook: First-Round Decisions

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Never mind Rodgers vs. Smith: First-round decisions from yesteryear may decide tonight's outcome. Plus, can Rodgers' greatness offset the Niners' strengths? How will the OLBs attack Kaepernick? Does the OL have a prayer? The world's greatest game preview includes 21 points and 3,600 words of insight you won't find anywhere else.

With Alex Smith benched and Aaron Rodgers successfully bypassing the tired story line, surprisingly little was made of the San Francisco 49ers' ill-fated decision to take Smith ahead of Rodgers with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft. That, however, is not the only draft history that should be considered during tonight's NFC divisional playoff game at San Francisco. In 2006, the Packers...

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