5 Matchups For SF Vs. GB That Are Different From Week 1

SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — Take a hike, noncommittal coach-speak: The San Francisco 49ers can now officially game-plan for the Packers in the 2012 divisional playoffs.

Green Bay handily beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in the Wild Card Game on Saturday night. It will now travel out west to Candlestick Park for another gridiron tussle with the 49ers.

San Francisco thumped the Packers in Week 1 at their hallowed Lambeau Field. The 30-22 final score did not do justice to the visiting team’s vice-like control over the home squad.

The 49ers were superior on both sides of the ball and won going away. If not for a dubious non-call on a block in the back during Randall Cobb’s punt-return touchdown, any sort of winning momentum resided solely with San Francisco.

But that was opening week; it’s now the divisional round of the 2012 NFL postseason.

Each team features a different look in some form or another on offense, defense and special teams. Injuries, personnel moves and season-long development have fostered both positive and negative changes.

CLICK HERE to identify five new matchups the Packers will present to the 49ers in their second head-to-head encounter in 2012.

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