Through 1 Quarter
The Green Bay Packers are ahead after one, as expected, but they’ll have to keep working the rest of the way. They have jumped out to a quick 7 to nothing lead against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Packers have been led by RB A.J. Dillon, who so far has punched in one rushing touchdown.
San Francisco @ Green Bay
Regular Season Records: San Francisco 10-7; Green Bay 13-4
What to Know
The Green Bay Packers earned an extra week of rest but are now set to enter the postseason fray. They will battle the San Francisco 49ers for a spot in the playoff semifinals at 8:15 p.m. ET Jan. 22 at Lambeau Field. San Francisco is strutting in off of a playoff win, while the Packers are coming in from a (inconsequential) regular-season defeat.
Green Bay was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their game against the Detroit Lions two weeks ago. Green Bay fell to Detroit 37-30. WR Allen Lazard put forth a good effort for the losing side as he caught five passes for two TDs and 75 yards.
Meanwhile, San Francisco and the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t both get into the second round of the playoffs, and it was the 49ers who made the cut. San Francisco snuck past Dallas with a 23-17 win last week. The team ran away with 16 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. San Francisco’s WR Deebo Samuel did his thing and punched in one rushing touchdown.
Special teams collected 11 points for San Francisco. K Robbie Gould delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Green Bay is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (8-3), so they might be worth a quick bet.
A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Packers rank first in the league when it comes to thrown interceptions, with only seven on the season. As for the 49ers, they come into the matchup boasting the most forced fumbles in the NFL at 22.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, Wisconsin
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Packers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the 49ers, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Green Bay have won four out of their last six games against San Francisco.
- Sep 26, 2021 – Green Bay 30 vs. San Francisco 28
- Nov 05, 2020 – Green Bay 34 vs. San Francisco 17
- Jan 19, 2020 – San Francisco 37 vs. Green Bay 20
- Nov 24, 2019 – San Francisco 37 vs. Green Bay 8
- Oct 15, 2018 – Green Bay 33 vs. San Francisco 30
- Oct 04, 2015 – Green Bay 17 vs. San Francisco 3