Well, the Green Bay Packers 2012 season is in the books after the Divisional round playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It’s time for my thoughts on tonight’s game and ask the burning question: Now what?
The Playoff Loss at San Francisco
The Packers knew what was coming at them in this Divisional playoff game. They knew it and still let it beat them. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, a new NFL playoff record.
Minus the early-game interception that was returned for a touchdown, Kaepernick was near flawless the rest of the way and absolutely torched the Packers defense. There were concerns about the Packers ability to contain the mobile Kaepernick. Others questioned whether Kapernick would be able to handle the pressure of a playoff game, his first. He clearly was.
The signs were all there early on that this one wasn’t going to go the Green & Gold’s way. Immediately after Sam Shields ran an errant Kaepernick pass in for a pick six, Kaepernick literally ran his team down the field and scored on a 20 yard run that was poorly defensed by the Packers.