Kaepernick was fantastic on the ground in last year's playoff matchup against the Packers, but Gore also had a nice day rushing the football.
Gore accumulated 119 yards on the ground, while also adding nearly 50 receiving yards to boot. His performance was fantastic, and yet we hear little to nothing of the underrated star.
Look for Gore to have a big day on the ground once again.
This Packers defensive line welcomes rookie starter, Datone Jones. If you don't know Jones, maybe this will refresh your memory.
Despite some new additions, this Packers defense will trot out most if not all of the same starters that underperformed last year against the 49ers.
I can see some improvement in the secondary because of improved health, but this defensive line can still be pushed around by a physical front. Unfortunately for the Packers, the 49ers return all five starters at offensive line.
Remember, this is the same offensive line that paved the way for Frank Gore to run for over 1,200 rushing yards, with a 4.7 yards per carry average. Not to mention, this offensive line has two All-Pro linemen in Joe Staley and Mike Iupati.
Also, we shouldn't forget that Gore had success against the Packers in their Week 1 tilt during the regular season last year. Gore ran for 112 yards, while backup running back Kendall Hunter contributed 41 rushing yards on just nine carries.
Frank Gore: 19 carries, 107 yards, 2 catches, 20 yards, 1 TD
Kendall Hunter: 6 carries, 25 yards
Anthony Dixon: 2 carries, 6 yards