The National Football League tries to feature the best matchup of the week on Sunday Night Football, and that appears to be the case this week. The Green Bay Packers will be in San Francisco to take on the 49ers in a battle of two of the top teams in the NFC. San Francisco and Green Bay have combined for just three losses this season, but they get it done in different ways.
Green Bay comes into this game with a record of 8-2, and it leads the NFC North. The Packers are also trying to chase down the top overall seed in the NFC, but they need a win in this game. San Francisco rattled off eight straight wins to begin the season before finally suffering a loss. The 49ers still lead the NFC with a record of 9-1 heading into this game. San Francisco is listed as a three-point favorite for this game.
Niners Can Play Some Defense
The San Francisco 49ers have an extremely talented defensive unit, and they have been dominating opponents since Week 1. San Francisco is allowing just 15.5 points per game, and it has the pass rushers to come after Aaron Rodgers in this game. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa has seven of the team’s 39 sacks this season, and the Niners won’t be afraid to blitz a ton in this game. Defense will need to set the tone if San Francisco is going to win.
Running back Matt Breida has emerged as the top running back for San Francisco, but it has a ton of other weapons as well. The Niners are averaging 149 rushing yards per game, and they will try to stay on the field with their running game in this one. San Francisco will need to find balance on offense, but having a great running game is a good place to start.
Rodgers Having Another Monster Season For Packers
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having another monster season, despite not having many proven weapons to throw the ball to. Rodgers has thrown 17 touchdowns to just two interceptions this season, but he will still take some chances on offense. Green Bay has also run the ball well this season, and running back Aaron Jones has found the end zone 11 times already this season.
Green Bay still has some work to do on the defensive side of the ball, but they are much improved from a season ago. The Packers are allowing just over 20 points per game, but they have a solid pass rush as well. Preston Smith leads the team with 10 sacks, and he will need to play well in this game.
Green Bay Gets Impressive Win On Sunday Night
The San Francisco 49ers have not been playing their best football of late, and this will be a tough matchup. The Niners are winning games with their defense, but the Packers have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers has a history of playing his best under the bright lights, and that will be the case in this game. Look for the Packers to find just enough offense to win this game on the road. Take the Green Bay Packers +3.0 over the San Francisco 49ers.