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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.


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)