San Francisco 49ers: 6 Role Players Who Must Perform Against the Packers

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San Francisco 49ers:  6 Role Players Who Must Perform Against the Packers
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In what promises to be one of, if not the most promising encounter of Week One, the 49ers travel to Lambeau Field hoping to assert an early season dominance.

Many already view this fixture as the most likely NFC Championship game we’re likely to see in several months time. This weekend, that prediction will be influenced greatly.

The Green Bay Packers were a very substantial force to be reckoned with in the previous campaign and will undoubtedly be so again, but this matchup promises to expose any holes that may exist in both sides.

The home side head into this match as clear favourites to come out on top, and the 49ers will have a difficult time in ensuring Aaron Rodgers and his ilk do anything but build on 2011’s 15-1 record.

That being said, it’s far from impossible and they just need the right guys to show up on the day.

Here are those key figures.

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