Early Preview: Packers at Niners

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Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

3:25 p.m., Sunday, at Candlestick Park

LAST REGULAR-SEASON GAME: Sept. 9, 2012 — 49ers 30 at Packers 22. San Francisco RB Frank Gore has 112 rushing yards & 23-yard TD run. 49ers K David Akers converts 63-yard FG, tying for longest in NFL history.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON GAME AT SITE: Dec. 10, 2006 — Packers 30, 49ers 19. Green Bay QB Brett Favre connects with WR Donald Driver for 68-yard TD. Packers WR Ruvell Martin adds 36-yard TD catch. 

BROADCAST: FOX (1:25 PM PT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Chuck Cooperstein, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 110 (GB), 86 (SF). XM: 86 (SF). 

PACKERS NOTES: Won NFC North last year…Pro Bowl QB Aaron Rodgers has 100+ rating in 4 consecutive seasons, tied with HOFer STEVE YOUNG for longest streak. Has led NFL in rating 2 years in row. Incl. playoffs, GB is 29-2 (.935) when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating…Rookie RB Eddie Lacy was MVP of SEC Champ Game & Off. MVP of BCS National Champ Game…Last year, WR James Jones led NFL with career-high 14 rec. TDs. WR-PR-KR Randall Cobb became 1st player in NFL history with 900+ KR (964) & 900+ rec. (954) yards in same season (2012). Has kick-return TD (KR or PR) in each of 1st 2 career Kickoff Weekends. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), WR Jordy Nelson & Jones are tied for 2nd among NFL WRs with 22 rec. TDs. TE Jermichael Finley had 61 catches last year, most in season by TE in team history…Pro Bowl LB Clay Matthews had team-best 13 sacks & has 10+ sacks in 3 of 4 career seasons. S Morgan Burnett led team with 122 tackles in 2012. LB A.J. Hawk ranked 2nd (120). CB Tramon Williams has 15 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL since 2010 (incl. playoffs).

49ERS NOTES: Won NFC West last year & advanced to Super Bowl XLVII. Won both games vs. GB in 2012 (incl. playoffs)…QB Colin Kaepernick is 7-3 as starter (incl. playoffs) & has 100.2 rating. In Div. Playoff vs. GB, rushed for 181 yards, most by QB in NFL history. Also had 2 pass & 2 rush TDs in contest…Pro Bowl RB FRANK GORE rushed for 1,214 yards in 2012, his team-record 6th 1,000-yard season. Is club leader with 8,839 career rush yards & 51 career rush TDs. Has TD in all 4 meetings vs. GB (incl. playoffs)…In 5 career games vs. GB (incl. playoffs), TE Vernon Davis has 23.2 avg. & 4 TDs. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 36 TDs. WR Anquan Boldin makes SF debut. Had 4 TDs in 4 2012 playoff games with Bal…Last year, 49ers led NFC in total defense (294.4 yards per game) & pass defense (200.2). Ranked 2nd in run defense (94.2). Pro Bowl LB Aldon Smith led NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks in 2012. Has 33.5 sacks, most by player in 1st 2 seasons. Pro Bowl LB NaVorro Bowman led team with 143 tackles in 2012. Pro Bowl LB Patrick Willis was 2nd with 120.

DID YOU KNOW: The Packers, 49ers and Patriots are the only teams in the league with at least 24 wins over the last two seasons. ... Mike McCarthy had won five straight opening games until losing to the 49ers last year. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh is 2-0 in Week 1. ... Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 144 consecutive regular-season passes, the longest active streak in the league.

PACKERS49ERS 
REG-SEA SERIES LEADER30-26-1  
STREAKS10 of past 12  
COACHES VS. OPP.McCarthy: 3-2Harbaugh: 2-0 
2012 STATS 
PASSINGRodgers: 371-552-4,295-39 (2L)-8-108.0 (1L)Kaepernick: 136-218-1,814-10-3-98.3 
RUSHINGStarks: 71-255-3.6-1Gore: 258-1,214-4.7-8 
RECEIVINGCobb: 80-954-11.9-8V. Davis (TE): 41-548-13.4-5 
OFFENSE359.4361.8 
TAKE/GIVE+7+9 
DEFENSE336.8294.4 (1C) 
SACKSMatthews: 13 (2C)Ald. Smith: 19.5 (1C) 
INTsHayward: 63 tied: 2 
PUNTINGMasthay: 43.5Lee: 48.1 (2C) 
KICKINGCrosby: 113 (50/50 PAT; 21/33 FG)Dawson (Cle.): 116 (29/29 PAT; 29/31 FG)

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