The Green Bay Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs this Saturday night. Packers playoff tickets for that game are in high demand as both high profile teams have fans that travel. Earlier this season, the Packers defeated the 49ers with a last second field goal. These two teams have faced each other many times in playoff situations. Aaron Rodgers & Co. will need to be firing on all cylinders in order to win in Green Bay. Playoff tickets for the game are going fast, now the the opponent and game time has been announced.
The 49ers upset the Dallas Cowboys on the road last night, in a game that featured numerous penalties and a controversial situation involving the referees spotting the ball as time ran out. Dallas fans will no doubt find the fault completely on the shoulders of the officiating, while ignoring the fact that Dak Prescott handed the ball to his center after running a quarterback screen with just fifteen seconds to play. That play, and the mistake by Prescott, left no time on the clock for a spiked ball and hail Mary attempt. The 49ers took an early lead in that game and just held on. The Cowboys have the entire off-season to mull over what happened, but their focus should be on the fact that they were the most penalized team to make the playoffs this season.
Packers fans would have preferred to face those penalty heavy Cowboys. Will the cold January weather favor the Packers this coming Saturday night? It certainly can’t hurt a team like Green Bay that is used to playing cold weather games. Should the Packers win on Saturday night, the NFC Championship game will take place at Lambeau Field the next weekend.