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49ers vs. Packers: A prospector's guide, playoff edition

We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the 49ers divisional round matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Welcome back for the first (of hopefully many) playoff edition of the Prospector's Guide. For those that might be new, the 49ers send out a weekly game release break down all sorts of random facts and figures about the upcoming game. You can download them over at the 49ers media center.

This week, I've added a new section to start things off. The 49ers provide a rundown of how certain players have performed against that week's opponent. I thought I would start this week's off with that, and then move on to the connections between the teams, series highlights and then 2012 statistics.

Each week, the game release includes a "By the Numbers" section with a few random stats for our consumption. This week's combine season-long info with some playoff info:

  • 1,000: Frank Gore (1,214 rushing yards) and Michael Crabtree (1,105 receiving yards) became the first set of 49ers to surpass 1,000 rushing/receiving yards in the same season since 2003 (TO and Kevan Barlow)
  • 19.5: Aldon Smith set the franchise single season sack record with 19.5 sacks this season
  • 8.32: Colin Kaepernick ranked first in the NFL, averaging 8.32 yards/attempt (minimum 200 attempts)
  • .800: San Francsico has an .800 winning percentage (12-3) at home in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs

49ers Performances vs. Green Bay

Navorro Bowman
- Registered his 1st career INT, picking off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter at GB (9/9/12)

Ahmad Brooks
- In his first start as a 49er, registered 2.0 sacks at GB (12/5/10). It marked his first multi-sack game of the season and 2nd of his career (3.0 sacks vs. Ari (12/14/09))
- Brought down packers QB Aaron Rodgers on the final drive of the game at GB (9/9/12), tallying his 21st career sack

Tarell Brown
- Recorded a career high eight tackles at GB (11/22/09)

Michael Crabtree
- Caught a 38-yard strike from QB Alex Smith for his first career TD at GB (11/22/09)

Vernon Davis
- In four career games against GB, has notched 16 receptions for 351 yards and four touchdowns
- He has registered a touchdown in all four career games against Green Bay
- Hauled in three receptions for 74 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith vs. GB (12/10/06)
- Registered four receptions for a carer-high 126 yards and one touchdown at GB (12/5/10). It marked his second career 100-yard game against GB (six receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown at GB (11/22/09))
- Tallied three receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown at GB (9/9/12), marking his 36th career TD

Frank Gore
- Rushed for 130 yards on 18 attempts and one touchdown vs. GB (12/10/06)
- Became the fifth player in franchise history to eclipse 5,000 career rushing yards with a 42-yard run on his first carry of the game at GB (11/22/09)
- Rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries at GB (9/9/12), marking his 30th career 100-yard game. Gore also became the first 49er to rush for over 100 yards on opening day since RB Garrison Hearst rushed for 187 yards vs. NYJ (9/6/98)

Randy Moss
- Has registered 14 receiving touchdowns vs. GB, the most by any player in NFL history against the Packers
- His 1,320 receiving yards vs. GB ranks 2nd in NFL history (Elroy Hirsch 1st with 1,329 yards)
- As a member of the Minnesota Vikings, notched first 100-yard reception day of his career on MNF, pulling in five receptions for a season-high 190 yards and two touchdowns at GB (10/5/98)
- Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors as a member of the Vikings after tallying eight catches for 153 yards and a touchdown vs. GB (11/22/98)
- As a member of the Vikings, caught a pair of TD passes in win at GB (1/9/04 - NFC-W), tying the Vikings single game playoff record
- Registered four receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown in his 49ers debut at GB (9/9/12). The TD moved Moss into sole possession of second place on the NFLs all-time TD reception list (154 at the time), trailing only Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice (197)

Carlos Rogers
- Registered his first career sack on a third down play in the first quarter at GB (9/9/12)

Aldon Smith
- Notched his 15th career sack at GB (9/9/12), bringing down Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter

Delanie Walker
- Recorded his first career reception vs. GB (12/10/06), a 29-yard pass from QB Alex Smith

Coaching Connections

  • 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, tight ends coach Reggie Davis, and assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson were teammates with Packers secondary/safeties coach Darren Perry on the San Diego Chargers in 1999. 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on the Chargers staff that season as well.

  • 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been on various staffs with Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers starting with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (USFL) from 1984-85 and again with the New Orleans Saints from 1986-91. Fangio then served as the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers while Capers was the head coach from 1995-98. Capers had Fangio as his defensive coordinator again with the Houston Texans from 2002-05.

  • Fangio coached Packers linebacker coach Kevin Greene in Carolina in 1996 and 1998.

  • 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman worked with Capers and the Panthers in three different capacities; defensive quality control/strength & conditioning assistant in 1995, defensive assistant in 1996, and offensive quality control coach in 1997-98. Roman reunited with Capers in Houston as the tight ends coach in 2002-03 and quarterbacks coach in 2004-05.

  • 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Brad Seely was the special teams coach under Capers with the Panthers from 1995-98. Seely was also the special teams coach with the New England Patriots in 2008 while Capers served as New England's special assistant/secondary coach.

  • 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell was on the Green Bay staff with Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett from 2001-03.

  • 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman and Packers assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss were teammates in 1994 with the L.A. Raiders.

49ers-Green Bay Area Connections

  • 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell served as the defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers from 2000-03.
  • 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst is from Madison, WI and coached the quarterbacks at Wisconsin-Platteville in 1987 and was a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin in 1988.
  • QB Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, WI.

Packers-Nor Cal Connections

  • Head coach Mike McCarthy was the 49ers offensive coordinator in 2005.
  • Defensive coordinator Dom Capers coached the defensive backs at San Jose State in 1977 and the University of California from 1978-79.
  • Outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene played for the 49ers in 1997.
  • Quarterbacks coach Ben Mcadoo was the assistant offensive line/quality control coach in 2005 for the 49ers.
  • Secondary/safeties coach Darren Perry coached the defensive backs for the Raiders from 2007-08.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers is from Chico, CA, attended Pleasant Valley High School and then the University of California.
  • WR James Jones is from San Jose, CA, played QB, WR and FS at Gunderson High School in San Jose and attended San Jose State.

Collegiate Connections

  • Buckeye Brothers - 49ers S Donte Whitner (2003-05), WR Ted Ginn Jr. (2004-06) and G/T alex Boone (2005-08) played with Packers LB A.J. Hawk (2002-05) at Ohio State.
  • Longhorn Lineage - 49ers CB Tarell Brown and Packers TE Jermichael Finley were Texas Longhorns from 2005-06.
  • Red Raiders - 49ers WR Michael Crabtree and Packers QB Graham Harrell were teammates at Texas Tech from 2007-08.
  • Golden Knights - 49ers FB Bruce Miller and Packers G Josh Sitton were teammates at the University of Central Florida from 2006-07.

Series Highlights
Matchups: 62
Postseason Matchups: 5
Series record: Packers lead series 34-27-1
Postseason Series record: Packers lead series 4-1
49ers Home Record vs. Packers: 49ers lead series 16-11-1
49ers Postseason Home Record vs. Packers: 1-2
First Meeting: 11/26/50, Packers win 25-21, at GB
First Postseason Meeting: 1/6/96, Packers win 27-17, at SF (NFC-D)
Last Meeting: 9/9/12, 49ers win 30-22, at GB
Last Postseason Meeting: 1/13/02, Packers win 25-15, at GB (NFC-W)
Current Streak: Won 1
Current Postseason Streak: Lost 1
Longest 49ers Win Streak: 7 (12/10/50 - 12/5/54)
Longest Postseason 49ers Win Streak: 1 (1/3/99)
Longest Packers Win Streak: 8 (10/14/96 - 12/5/10)
Longest Postseason Packers Win Streak: 3 (1/6/96 - 1/11/98).
Most 49ers points: 48 - 2 times (Last 12/7/58), 48-21, at SF
Most Postseason 49ers points: 30, (1/3/99), 30-27, at SF (NFC- W)
Most Packers Points: 41, (10/23/60), 41-14, at GB
Most Postseason Packers Points: 35, (1/4/97), 35-14 at GB (NFC- D)
49ers Shutouts: 1, (12/5/54), 49ers win 35-0, at SF
Postseason 49ers Shutouts: None
Packers Shutouts: 2, Last 11/19/67, Packers win 13-0, at GB
Postseason Packers Shutouts: None

2012 Statistics

49ERS (rank) PACKERS (rank)
11-4-1 (1st NFCW) Record 11-5 (1st NFCN)
24.8 (11th) Points per game 27.1 (5th)
361.8 (11th) Total Offense 359.4 (13th)
155.7 (4th) Rushing Offense 106.4 (20th)
206.1 (23rd) Passing Offense 253.1 (9th)
30:49 (10th) Possession Avg 30:26 (t-14th)
17.1 (2nd) Points allowed/gm 21.0 (11th)
294.4 (3rd) Total Defense 336.8 (11th)
94.2 (4th) Rushing Defense 118.5 (17th)
200.2 (4th) Passing Defense 218.3 (11th)
38 (t-11th) Sacks 47 (4th)
48.1 (3rd) Punting Avg (Gross) 42.9 (26th)
+9 (t-8th) Turnover Differential +7 (10th)