LIVE CHAT: NFC Green Bay Packers vs the San Francisco 49ers (8:00PM EST)

Should be a great game.  Writer Eric Golub predicts an upset special, Packers will win outright.
Photo: Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49rs

LOS ANGELES, January 12, 2013 NFC Green Bay Packers vs the San Francisco 49ers  (8:00PM EST)  is the Saturday evening game.

PLAY BY PLAY: 1995 saw an ascendant Green Bay end the San Francisco dynasty as the Packers eliminated the 49ers from the playoffs in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Two of those three games were in San Francisco, with home field advantage being non-existent. The 49ers got revenge in 1998, but after that both teams faded for a bit.

The Packers won it all in 2010 while the 49ers in 2011 came a fumbled punt in overtime away from the Super Bowl. These teams are on a collision course, but this is a different 49ers team. Glamorous stars on offense have been replaced with a team known for hard-nosed defense. Colin Kaepernick coming at quarterback has added an extra dimension to the 49ers while Aaron Rodgers looks every bit as possessed as the guy who led a 15-1 team last year.

This will be 1997 all over again.

The 49ers have the home field but the Packers have the superior team. The 49ers did go into Green Bay in Week 1 and knock the Packers around, but at this point the Packers are just superior.

PREDICTION:  Upset special, Packers win outright.


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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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