Packers vs. 49ers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis for San Francisco

Dylan DeSimoneCorrespondent ISeptember 8, 2013

Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers 34, Packers 28

First time Packers will have lost three in row to 49ers since the 1980s: in '81, '86 and '87.

— Ann Killion (@annkillion) September 8, 2013 

What a game to kickoff Week 1 of NFL Sunday. 

This was a true back-and-forth between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, but at the end of the day, only one team could leave the victor. 

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an absolute monster game in his debut, reaching new career-highs by throwing for 400-plus yards. But surprisingly, all of his production was based in the air. It was really the extraordinary performances by Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis that helped carry this offense past the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers.

They were ultra-aggressive at the point of the catch and turned it up once they had possession. 

Defensively, the 49ers struggled a bit, particularly on the back-end. A secondary in flux without star corner Chris Culliver really limped for the majority of the game. However, first-round rookie safety Eric Reid had himself a game, thumping several of Green Bay's players. The fear factor on that part of S.F.'s defense will remain, regardless of Dashon Goldson playing for Tampa Bay now. 

At it's core, this defense is still strong up front. There was a lot to take away from this game, but more important than anything, the 49ers are 1-0 to start the 2013 season.