Not that I care because I hate the Green Bay Packers, but they’re beating themselves. Despite an early gift from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on an interception to Sam Shields for a pick-six, the Packers aren’t doing themselves any favors. Through the publication of this article, the Packers have turned the ball over two consecutive possessions on a muffed punt by Jeremy Ross and an interception thrown by Aaron Rodgers. Those turnovers have resulted in 14 points.
My first piece of advice is to obviously stop turning the football over. If they continue to do so, they’ll keep shooting themselves in the foot. In my opinion, the Packers are the better team. But if you make mistakes, you’ll allow the other team to stay around (ask the Denver Broncos about that with their earlier loss to the Baltimore Ravens).
The second piece of advice is the Packers need to cover the middle of the field. On the 49ers second touchdown, Michael Crabtree ran untouched for around eight yards into the endzone. If they continue to leave the middle of the field open, Kaepernick will run wild. Dom Capers is a smart football mind, but many Packers fans have been complaining about lapses of coverage down the stretch. This is the 49ers game plan to spread the field and keep the middle of the field open. The Packers don’t seem to quite get it.
There’s plenty of time left in this contest. But Jim Harbaugh is a smart man and doesn’t need the Packers to do him any favors.