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Saturday, January 12th, 2012 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.
Good morning ladies and gents. It's gameday, and if I had long fingernails, I'd be biting them right now. I remain totally convinced that the San Francisco 49ers have everything they need to put the Green Bay Packers on a plane back home without a ticket to the NFC Championship, but come on ... it's the playoffs. I'm scared.
If you're not scared, there's something wrong with you, and I want whatever it is you took to make something wrong with you. Clay Matthews will likely beat Joe Staley again, Aaron Rodgers will probably play great, David Akers will miss a field goal and Justin Smith will be getting one-armed sacks all day, and I still expect San Francisco to win.
Nothing else to say. No mercy. Go 49ers.
The 49ers' magic number (besides Justin Smith's 94, that is) (BA Sports Guy)
Five matchups the 49ers can exploit (BA Sports Guy)
49ers vs. Packers: A statistical breakdown (BA Sports Guy)
Packers' (Lambeau) leap of faith on McCarthy paying off (CSN Bay Area)
Jim Harbaugh's hubris is on full display (Killion)
San Francisco, Green Bay mayors strike friendly wager (CSN Bay Area)