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The Packers have already equaled last season's regular-season loss total.
Just a year ago, Mike McCarthy’s team flirted with a perfect season. That won’t be something the Packers worry about in 2012.
For those who continue to insist that this is a quarterback-driven league, you may want to bring a little running and defense along for the ride. And those were absent for the Packers at Lambeau Field, as Green Bay saw its 13-game regular-season home winning streak come to an end against the formidable 'Niners.
Green Bay ran for only 45 yards in the 30-22 loss, while Aaron Rodgers took what the San Francisco defense gave him, which simply wasn’t enough. All told, 16 of the quarterback’s 30 completions went to Randall Cobb and tight end Jermichael Finley.
And while the Pack’s pass rush reappeared this week to the tune of four sacks of Alex Smith, the 49ers signal-caller threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns while the San Francisco ground attack rolled up 186 yards.
So in their last three games dating back to last season, including playoffs and all at home, Green Bay has allowed 41 (Lions), 37 (Giants) and 30 points (49ers).
And if that doesn’t improve, it won’t matter how big Rodgers’ numbers are in 2012.