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Packers roundup: Aaron Rodgers hopes to leave past behind

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Gazette staff
September 7, 2013

JANESVILLE—The Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco on Sunday to take on the 49ers in 2013's season opener. The game is Fox's game of the week and starts at 3:25 p.m. with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.

The pressure will be on the Packers defense to keep the 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick under wraps. In last season's divisional playoff game the Packers lost, Kaepernick ran for 181 yards as part of San Francisco's 579-yard total offensive output.

Subscribers only: Check out The Gazette's full coverage of the game, brought to you by our partners at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Saturday

GREEN BAY PACKERS SEEK THIRD STRAIGHT DIVISION CROWN

Just two teams, Mike Holmgren's Packers and Mike Sherman's Packers, have won three straight divisional championships since the last of two legitimate dynasties in the 46-year history of the NFC North and Central Division was extinguished. Heavily favored for a third straight year, Mike McCarthy's Packers are accorded a shot to establish a dynasty largely because of 29-year-old quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Read more ...

Friday

PACKERS HOPE LACY CAN MAKE DIFFERENCE AGAINST 49ERS

More patience, more commitment would help. Better blocking? Yeah, that too. But in two meetings with San Francisco last season, the Green Bay Packers also didn't have this type of running back. Eddie Lacy is powerful, large. The football gods sculpted Lacy for games like this. “I think it will help out,” Lacy said of his size. “I'll be able to pound them and pretty much try to wear them down as much as I can.” Read more ...

Wednesday

AARON RODGERS LEAVES THE PAST BEHIND

Aaron Rodgers isn't out for revenge in Green Bay's season opener. Sure, the San Francisco 49ers bounced the Packers from the NFC playoffs with a 45-31 win in January, but the former MVP quarterback—who grew up a Niners fan in Northern California—says he and his teammates are simply focused on the task at hand. Read more ...

Tuesday

ROOKIE BAKHTIARI MUST PLAY LIKE VETERAN AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO

The message David Bakhtiari has been receiving since he stepped into the Green Bay Packers' left tackle position is the same one that Don Barclay received when he stepped into the right tackle position late last year. There are no such things as rookie mistakes. So when Bakhtiari starts at left tackle in the season opener against San Francisco on Sunday, he'll be under the same pressure Barclay was—and still is—to play like a veteran. Read more ...

 

The message David Bakhtiari has been receiving since he stepped into the Green Bay Packers' left tackle position is the same one that Don Barclay received when he stepped into the right tackle position late last year.

There are no such things as rookie mistakes.

So when Bakhtiari starts at left tackle in the season opener against San Francisco on Sunday, he'll be under the same pressure Barclay was—and still is—to play like a veteran.

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