It’s here. Finally, it’s here.
The draft? Done. Training camp? Finished. Preseason? Completed.
The dress rehearsals are done and the games that count are upon us. The curtain on the 2012 NFL season has been raised and the march to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans begins in earnest this weekend.
The Green Bay Packers kick off their 2012 campaign Sunday at Lambeau Field against the San Francisco 49ers. Many thought when last season’s playoffs began that this would be the NFC Championship Game, but thanks to the New York Giants the Packers’ season ended prematurely.
The regular season opener is the first big test to see if the Packers have fixed their defense, the Achilles heel that doomed their run at a second straight Super Bowl title a year ago. It’s also a chance for reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to begin to make his case for a second straight award and that the Packers offense is still as lethal as ever.
How do the Packers stack up against 49ers? Let’s first take a look at their opponent
Scouting the 49ers
Last year, the Packers faced one of the top offenses in the league during their season opener in the New Orleans Saints. This year, they face one of the best defenses in the 49ers.