Dope Sheet: Packers travel out West to play the 49ers

The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers will meet on Sunday Night Football.

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The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers will meet on Sunday Night Football.

  • It is the fourth consecutive season Green Bay has faced the 49ers in a prime-time contest and the third consecutive year on the road.
  • Dating back to 1970, it is the first time the Packers have played at the 49ers in the regular season in three straight years.
  • Sunday will be the fifth game (including playoffs) for Green Bay at Levi's Stadium (2015, 2019, 2019 NFC Championship, 2020).
  • Dating back to 1996, the Packers have a 12-3 mark against San Francisco during the regular season.
  • Each of the last three games between the two teams (including postseason) has been decided by at least 17 points.
  • One or both teams have scored 30-plus points in each of the last four games they have played against each other (including postseason).
  • QB Aaron Rodgers has played the 49ers 11 times, including the postseason, and has registered a passer rating of 90-plus in 10 of those games and a passer rating of 100-plus in five contests. 
  • Overall, Rodgers has posted 23 TDs, five INTs and a passer rating of 104.0 (including postseason) against San Francisco.
  • Last season, Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes with four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 147.2 in a Thursday night win at San Francisco.
  • Including the postseason, Rodgers has thrown for over 300 yards in three of the last four games against San Francisco (305, 326, 425).
  • WR Davante Adams has played in four games against the 49ers (including playoffs), averaging nine receptions, 121.5 yards and a TD per game.
  • Adams has posted seven-plus receptions in each contest and reached 10 receptions twice, while recording 130-plus receiving yards three times (173, 138, 132). 
  • Last season, Adams finished with 10 receptions for 173 yards (17.3 avg.) and a TD at San Francisco.
  • Adams has been targeted 51 times in games against the 49ers (including postseason) with 36 receptions, giving him a catch percentage of 70.6 pct. that ranks No. 4 among players (min. 20 rec.) since 2018 against San Francisco (stathead.com).
  • K Mason Crosby enters Week 2 with a streak of 19 consecutive FGs made, tied for the second-longest streak in team history (Crosby, 23, 2010-11 / Crosby, 19, 2013-14).

WITH THE CALL

The game will across the country on NBC. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins analyst Cris Collinsworth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. 

  • Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. Ryan Radtke (play-by-play) and Rod Woodson (analyst) will call the action with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
  • Milwaukee's WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 49 stations in four states. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to www.packers.com. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 26th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 23rd season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago. Both McCarren and Larrivee are members of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
  • The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).

THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:

Packers at 49ers:

  • Regular season, all-time: 33-28-1
  • All-time, Postseason: 4-4
  • All-time, at San Francisco (regular season): 11-17-1 (2-1 at Levi's Stadium)
  • Streaks: Green Bay is 2-1 vs. San Francisco in the regular season since 2018. 
  • Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 5, 2020, Levi's Stadium, Packers won, 34-17

COACHES CAPSULES

  • Matt LaFleur: 27-7-0, .794; (2-2 postseason); 3rd NFL season
  • Kyle Shanahan: 31-35, 470; (2-1 postseason); 5th NFL season 
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 1-1 vs. Shanahan (0-1 postseason) 
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 1-1 vs. 49ers (0-1 postseason); Shanahan 1-1 vs. Packers (1-0 postseason) 

MATT LaFLEUR…In his third season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

  • In his 13th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Football Team, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
  • In his first two seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. For the second consecutive season in 2020, led Green Bay to a 13-3 record and captured the NFC North crown while also earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the first time since 2011. It was just the second time in team history that the Packers had won 13-plus games in back-to- back seasons (13-3 in 1996 and 1997). 
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the sixth head coach since 1970 to lead his team to the conference championship game in both of his first two seasons as a head coach, joining Jim Harbaugh (2011-12), Rex Ryan (2009-10), Barry Switzer (1994-95), George Seifert (1989-90) and Don McCafferty (1970-71). 
  • Became just the second NFL head coach since the league went to a divisional format in 1967 to win 13-plus games and a division title in both of his first two seasons, joining Seifert (1989-90).
  • In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).

KYLE SHANAHAN…In his fifth year as the 49ers' 20th head coach. 

  • Named Coach of the Year by Sporting News in 2019 after leading the 49ers to a 13-3 regular-season record, the NFC West division title and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV.
  • His 2019 offense led the NFL in rushing touchdowns (23), ranked second in points per game (29.9) and rushing yards per game (144.1), and fourth in total offense (381.1 yards per game).
  • Possesses 17 seasons of coaching experience at the NFL level, including nine as an offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2015-16), Cleveland Browns (2014), Washington (2010-13) and Houston Texans (2008-09).
  • In 2016, helped the Falcons reach Super Bowl LI and guided the Atlanta offense to franchise records in yards per game (415.8), points scored (540), net passing yards per game (295.3) and yards per play (6.7). 
  • Was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 2016 by both The Associated Press and the Pro Football Writers of America.

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur worked with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta (2015-16), Washington (2010-13) and Houston (2008-09)…Shanahan's father, Mike Shanahan, was the head coach of Washington when LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach…Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich spent two seasons as the 49ers' assistant offensive line coach (2017-18)…49ers offensive passing game specialist Bobby Slowik is a native of Green Bay...Green Bay players with connections to California include: WR Davante Adams (Palo Alto, Fresno State), T David Bakhtiari (San Mateo), LB Krys Barnes (Bakersfield, UCLA), Corey Bojorquez (Lakewood), (DL Kenny Clark (Rialto, UCLA), TE Josiah Deguara (Folsom), C Jake Hanson (Eureka), CB Kevin King (Oakland), TE Marcedes Lewis (Long Beach, UCLA), QB Jordan Love (Bakersfield), QB Aaron Rodgers (Chico, University of California)…California natives on the Packers' coaching staff include offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (Fullerton), defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery (Los Angeles)...LaFleur has worked with a number of 49ers assistant coaches, including special teams coordinator Richard Hightower (Houston, 2008; Washington 2010-13), offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel (Houston, 2008; Washington, 2011-13; Atlanta, 2015-16), assistant head coach/tight ends Jon Embree (Washington, 2010), linebackers coach Johnny Holland (Houston, 2008-09), Slowik (Washington, 2011-13), Butch Barry (Green Bay, 2020), and running backs coach Robert Turner Jr. (Washington, 2010-13; Atlanta, 2015-16)…Holland played linebacker for the Packers for seven seasons (1987-93)...Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten was on the Atlanta coaching staff with LaFleur, McDaniel and Turner Jr. …Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti was on the Washington staff with LaFleur, Shanahan, Hightower, Embree and Turner Jr. …Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry's first NFL job was with the 49ers in 2000...Packers quarterbacks/passing game coordinator Luke Getsy signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2007...Packers director of college scouting Matt Malaspina was with the 49ers from 2005-16...Embree was the head coach at Colorado in 2011-12 when Bakhtiari played for the Buffaloes...Packers outside linebackers coach Mike Smith was 49ers DL Dee Ford's position coach in Kansas City in 2018. Additionally, Smith and 49ers wide receivers coach Wes Welker were teammates at Texas Tech...Packers assistant chief of staff Joe McKillip worked with 49ers administrative assistant to the head coach Nick Kray on the N.C. State football operations staff (2015-16)…LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame when 49ers OL Mike McGlinchey was a freshman for the Fighting Irish.

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