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After their thrilling last-second win over Chicago to take the NFC North title, the Green Bay Packers now have the privilege of hosting a playoff game.
The San Francisco 49ers will be the team on the other side of the field. Recently, the Niners have had the Packers' number.
Despite the game being loaded with big name players on both teams, the biggest topic of discussion heading into this game revolves around the weather.
Sub-zero temperatures with a dangerous wind chill are expected at Lambeau Field. That will have an obvious impact on the game.
The 49ers eliminated Green Bay from the postseason last year with a 45-31 victory. The two teams then opened this season against each other and the Niners pulled out a 34-28 victory.
The Packers do have Aaron Rogders back and that is the only reason they're still in the hunt. On Sunday, look for them to lean on rookie running back Eddie Lacy to churn out yards in the bitter cold.
The 49ers have a team that is built well for cold games like this, despite being from the west coast. With a solid offensive line and a tough running back in Frank Gore, the Niners have the tools to win this one.
For Green Bay, it comes down to one question. Can they contain San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick? In the playoff game last year, Kaepernick threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns. On top of that, he ran for another 181 yards and two more scores.
Kaepernick probably won't have numbers like that again on Sunday, but he'll do enough to lead the Niners into the next round.
Prediction: 49ers 20, Packers 17