Predicting 49ers final 4 regular-season games, playoff results

Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
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NFC Divisional Round: 49ers @ Packers — Jan. 22-23

Back to the conference-wide prediction machine.

With the Packers enjoying their first-round bye, the elimination scenarios for the Wild Card round played out as follows:

  • Buccaneers (2) over Football Team (7)
  • 49ers (6) over Cardinals (3)
  • Rams (5) over Cowboys (4)

This might arguably be the most favorable playoff matchup the 49ers could enjoy, getting yet another chance to thwart quarterback Aaron Rodgers once again in the postseason, especially after what Rodgers did to the Niners way back in Week 3.

Keep in mind, Rodgers is 0-3 versus San Francisco in playoff history.

Green Bay, too, is vulnerable to opposing run games, currently allowing an average of 4.5 yards per carry, 23rd in the league entering Week 15.

That could play right into the kind of ground- and clock-control games the 49ers would want to have opposite Rodgers.

At the same time, though, Rodgers and the Packers probably aren’t going to suffer the same kind of fate they did two seasons ago when the Niners ran rampant, not at Lambeau Field anyway.

Sadly, the Niners’ 2021 campaign and playoff push come to an end in the division round, although it’s still some solace to see Rodgers’ playoff record over San Francisco improve to a mere 1-3.

23. 42. 30. 49. Prediction

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