Originally Posted by metaldude26
The problem is that without Justin Smith, Aldon Smith has been useless, which means no pass rush. The biggest asset the 49ers had was being able to get pressure just rushing four. Regardless of how pumped they are that still means they are going to have to blitz to sustain pressure, which means man coverage, which means Rodgers goes to town.
I agree that the 49ers will try to control this game with ball control because that's their style but even with Kaepernick in there I think they are pooched if Green Bay gets a two score lead. 49ers just can't play from behind. I could totally see them getting an early lead and hanging on though, which is why I still am not touching this game.
I hear you. I'm not down-playing the affects that Smith's presence. I'm just saying they will be pumped and stand a better chance at home. They will also have the crowd on their side, making it harder for GB's offense.