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World's Best Preview: Packers at 49ers

Rodgers (Denny Medley - USA Today Sports)

It's bigger and better than ever: Our 2,800-word gameday notebook leads off with the Packers' and Niners' unique ways of handling preseason playing time with their quarterbacks. Plus, the cloudy future of the read-option, the Niners' powerhouse offensive line and 17 more need-to-know facts.

The statistic is curious, to say the least, given the Green Bay Packers' offseason emphasis of getting out of the gate faster than last year, when they started 2-3. Aaron Rodgers took just 45 snaps and played only five series in the preseason. That's compared 72 snaps and 12 series in 2012, 67 snaps and 11 series in 2011 and 78 snaps and 13 series in 2010. It's incredibly interesting when you... Recommended Stories