NFL Analyst Makes Bold Statement About 49ers vs. Packers

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The San Francisco 49ers will be traveling to take on the Green Bay Packers in a highly anticipated Divisional Round matchup. These two teams have a budding, organic rivalry as they have faced each other numerous times in recent seasons.

This matchup is occurring because the 49ers picked up an upset victory over the Dallas Cowboys during the Wild Card round. San Francisco went into AT&T Stadium and took control from the opening whistle, riding out a 23-17 victory.

Now, they will be traveling to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers, who earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA with a 13-4 record in the regular season. It is the second consecutive year that the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will be going through their home field. But, will it make much of a difference?

Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Lambeau Field and handled business rather easily on their way to a Super Bowl victory. Will the Packers be able to get the job done this year around?

Some people are skeptical, including ESPN analyst Louis Riddick. While making an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up, Riddick shared that he believes the Packers are on upset alert this week.

Out of all the teams that the Packers could have gotten matched up with in the Divisional Round, the 49ers are likely the ones that they wanted to see the least. San Francisco’s outside-zone running game is something that will give Green Bay fits, as they struggle to stop the run, especially on the perimeter.

Expect Kyle Shanahan to take full advantage of that. The 49ers are also coming into the game knowing they can win there.

Aaron Rodgers has had a great career, but if there is one thing that has been his kryptonite, it is the 49ers in the postseason. Rodgers is 0-3 in his career against San Francisco in the postseason, and Riddick believes it will be 0-4 after this weekend.

The 49ers and Packers will renew their rivalry on Saturday night. The kick-off is scheduled for 8:15 pm ET.