San Francisco’s defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally as the 49ers beat the Packers 30-22 on Sunday.
The San Francisco 49ers are headed to Green Bay for a highly anticipated season opener against the Packers, and Coach Madden is ready to watch the action play out on Lambeau Field from the comfort of his home.
From the Madden Cruiser on his way home from the Super Bowl, John says there is little optimism for avoiding a lockout in the NFL’s dispute with players.
John Madden says the 49ers aren’t as bad as the 34-7 score would indicate in their loss to the Chargers, but not good enough to overcome in-game misfortune.
Donald Driver’s rambling catch-and-run for a 61-yard touchdown broke open a tight game in the third quarter, and the Green Bay Packers went on to beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-16 on Sunday.
John previews Sunday’s 49ers-Packers and Raiders-Chargers games: the Packers have something to prove after last week’s poor showing; Green Bay cold weather distractions; Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s connections to QBs Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers; the Chargers’ typical late season surge, and their improvements on offense, defense and special teams.