No. 3: Packers receivers vs. 49ers secondary
The San Francisco 49ers limited Aaron Rodgers to just 104 passing yards in the Week 12 matchup. They only allowed 43 yards on seven catches from No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams.
Despite these less than stellar numbers, Rodgers and Adams are both top 10 players in the league at their positions, depending on who you ask.
Some combination of Emmanuel Moseley and Richard Sherman are expected to line up opposite Adams. Sherman is back to his former shut down cornerback self, as he intercepted one of the very few passes Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins threw his way in last week’s Divisional round.
Moseley has played exceptionally well as of late, and figures to get the start in this game after the way he came in and didn’t miss a beat in relief against the Minnesota Vikings.
Adams is the receiver that the Niners must contain. The other receivers on the Green Bay roster are not a threat to make game-changing plays. In fact: No other Green Bay Packers player recorded more than 50 receptions or 500 yards.
If the 49ers can limit Adams’ touches, it’s fair to expect them to have a good shot at limiting Rodgers to another mediocre game.