The third time was not the charm for the Green Bay Packers yesterday against the San Francisco 49ers. The third time these two teams matched up within 12 months was again a 'Niners victory. The 34-28 defeat was an improvement over Green Bay's previous meeting with San Francisco in the NFC Divisional playoffs.
Colin Kaepernick did it through the air this time instead of on the ground with a career high 412 yards passing. The second year player had never eclipsed the 300 yard mark before Sunday at Candlestick Park.
Aaron Rodgers did his best to keep the Packers in it. He led Green Bay to their first lead late in the game only to see Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin outshine a solid day. Rodgers finished with 333 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson had seven catches each and a TD each and combined for 238 receiving yards. Anquan Boldin's 49'ers debut was nearly flawless with 13 catches for 208 yards.
Green Bay has a chance to watch next Sunday's opponent, the Washington
Redskins, tonight on Monday Night Football.