49ers vs Packers Winner Obvious, Says ESPN
The 49ers vs Packers winner is obvious, says ESPN.
Over the past year, the worldwide leader in sports has been developing a computer model to predict the outcome of upcoming football games.
According to this model, the Niners have a 71.9 percent chance of defeating Green Bay this weekend.
These two teams met once before in late November for what many knew might be an NFC Championship Game preview.
Ultimately, San Francisco dominated that outing and emerged with a 37-8 victory.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had something of a quiet day in that one, amassing just 104 yards and a score on 20-of-33 passing.
Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo put together a more solid showing, recording 253 yards and two touchdowns on 14-of-20 passing.
Fortunately, prior point totals don’t carry over into this one. Both Green Bay and San Francisco will come into this weekend with a blank slate, and it remains to be seen if the relatively inexperienced Niners can win on this stage.
Green Bay’s defense is currently playing some of its best football of the year, and it remains to be seen how Garoppolo will do under that sort of intense pressure.
Fortunately for him, the Niners are currently as healthy as they have been all season long on both sides of the ball.
Ultimately this battle will come down to which quarterback can have the better day in the face of a blistering defense.
Can the Packers shock the world and return to the Super Bowl nine years after winning their last one? We will get our answer come this Sunday.