Who survives the NFC Championship: Packers or 49ers? | The Tylt
Who survives the NFC Championship: Packers or 49ers?
The Packers got a new head coach and new offensive system last summer and still made it to the NFC Championship. If they're all on the same page in the playoffs, that could be curtains for the 49ers.
The emergence of Aaron Jones has been huge for Green Bay. The running back has carried the team to wins during the regular season and scored two touchdowns against the Seahawks. Not to be forgotten, Aaron Rodgers had some throws reminiscent of his prime years and had a couple of clutch throws to keep the ball out of Russell Wilson's hands late in the game.
The Packers have what it takes to overcome the 49ers on the road.
Aaron Rodgers is one step away from the Super Bowl, but that won't mean anything if he can't move the ball. The San Francisco 49ers defense gave up the fewest yards per play this season, including the fewest passing yards allowed. If Rodgers can't complete a pass, the Packers have no shot at winning the game.
Aside from the defense led by Nick Bosa and Richard Sherman, the Niners have an offense that can keep the clock running. They had the second-best rushing attack in the lead. With the Packers giving up 4.7 yards per rush during the regular season, San Francisco has what it takes to keep the ball out of Rodgers' hands.
This is the Niners year. They're going to the Super Bowl.