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Packers vs. 49ers: 5 Under-the-Radar Storylines for NFC Divisional Round Matchup

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Packers vs. 49ers: 5 Under-the-Radar Storylines for NFC Divisional Round Matchup
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"Justin Smith's effectiveness will be the difference."

"Aaron Rodgers won't lose to a quarterback making his first NFL playoff start."

"Frank Gore will shred a porous run defense and get the last laugh." 

I'm sure you've heard all of these statements as the divisional round matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers nears.

But there is so much more to this game than just Smith, Rodgers and Gore. 

The following slides are your guide to storylines being overlooked by many media outlets heading into Saturday's playoff clash.

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