NFL Analyst Predicts 49ers vs. Packers Rematch In NFC Championship

Trey Lance, Aaron Rodgers, 49ers, Packers
NFL Analysis Network

With the NFL regular season kicking off this week, there are a lot of predictions being made by people about how things will go in the coming months. There are a lot of really good teams, on paper, heading into the 2022 campaign and there should be some excellent storylines throughout the season. Two to keep an eye on will be the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers should once again be near the top of the standings. They play in a relatively weak division with the Minnesota Vikings looking like the only team that will challenge them for the NFC North crown. The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears both look to be at least one year away from making any real noise as they continue reshaping their respective rosters.

As long as Aaron Rodgers is under center, the Packers will be competing. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping that their quarterback change will result in the same kind of positive impact this season.

San Francisco decided to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo, removing him as their starter. In his place, it will be Trey Lance, the No. 3 overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft. Lance is a much more dynamic player than Garoppolo, but he is still very raw as he just hasn’t played much football in the last two years.

These teams have become regulars in the postseason and have matched up numerous times in recent history. They faced off last year with the 49ers going into Lambeau Field and defeating the No. 1 seeded Packers.

Nick Wright of FS1 believes they will meet once again in the playoffs. He shared 24 thoughts on the upcoming season on his Twitter account and one of them was that San Francisco and Green Bay would meet again in the playoffs.

But, this time it would come in the NFC Championship game. Just like every time the 49ers and Packers have matched up in the postseason in Rodgers’ career, the 49ers will be victorious.

Rodgers is 0-4 in his postseason career against San Francisco and Wright believes that he will be adding a fifth loss to the record in January. The Packers and 49ers are once again expected to be two of the best teams in the league, so facing off in the NFC Championship game isn’t too far-fetched.