San Francisco 49ers to face Green Bay Packers following Dallas Cowboys capitulation

The San Francisco 49ers didn't have to wait too long on Sunday to find out their playoff opponent, with the Green Bay Packers dominating the Dallas Cowboys 48-32 in the Wildcard round.

Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers
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The San Francisco 49ers get to dust off a NFC rivalry for the Divisional round, with the Green Bay Packers coming to town off the back of a 48-32 drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys today.

The Green Bay Packers will be headed to the Bay Area, with the team suprising everybody by handing the Dallas Cowboys their first home loss of the season in a 48-32 drubbing which was an even bigger mismatch than the final score suggest.

While the Cowboys once again rue a bad playoff loss, the Packers will be playing with house money when they come to town.

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The time of the game is yet to be determined, but it looks likely to be a Saturday game as opposed to a Sunday game.


The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers are teams that have a lot of similarities. Both have young franchise quarterbacks in Brock Purdy and Jordan Love leading the team and possess an offense that can put the hammer on anyone.

San Francisco might be playing the No. 7 seed in the NFC, but the Packers have shown today they're a dangerous adversary if not properly respected.

The Packers biggest flaw is on defense which has been a bit shaky this season, and no doubt head coach Kyle Shanhan is already busy dialling up schemes to help exploit that potential mismatch.

While the Packers are busy celebrating their big upset win over the Cowboys before subsequently turning their attention to San Francisco, the 49ers will be busy trying to be as close to full strength as possible with the extra week off.

Congratulations to the Packers for their upset win today, we'll see you in the Bay Area next week.

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