While it’s not surprising at all, the Green Bay Packers have been dominant thus far in 2015, looking much like the Super Bowl favorite many pegged them to be coming out of the NFC. Superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been absolutely on top of his game in the early going, even despite losing No. 1 wide receiver Jordy Nelson just prior to the season opener, and looks to be well on pace towards securing the third NFL MVP trophy of his brilliant career. In the meantime, his team figures to keep their incredible run going, when they meet the 1-2 San Francisco 49ers in Week 4 at Levi’s Stadium.
While the 49ers have fallen on hard times recently, this is still a matchup that registers as one of the more high-profile games of the upcoming weekend, and it’s reflecting in ticket prices. In fact, tickets to see the Packers and 49ers go at it are averaging $269.47 on the secondary market according to SeatSmart.com, while the get-in price is as high as $118. As a result, this much-anticipated tilt from San Francisco is one of the priciest games of Week 4, and with good reason. Both organizations have a very rich history while compiling numerous Super Bowl championships along the way, which is why each is considered to be amongst the most storied franchises in all of pro football.
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Green Bay has done an excellent job in the face of adversity so far in 2015, as Rodgers and the offense look as good as ever despite not having the aforementioned Nelson. Randall Cobb has continued to establish himself as one of the better wideouts in the NFL, and even hauled in three of the five touchdown passes delivered by Rodgers this past Monday night against the Chiefs. That spells bad news for the 49ers defense, who, after an impressive season debut in Week 1 against the Vikings, have been getting demolished in recent weeks, resulting in blowout losses to the Steelers and Cardinals. If they can’t resemble how they fared against the Vikings in the opener, it could be a long day for the San Francisco D.
At the same time, the Packers will hope that their starting running back Eddie Lacy is in good health after leaving the club’s Week 3 game early on. In any event, James Starks filled in nicely, continuing to solidify his standing as one of the league’s best backup tailbacks.
Overall in this series, the Niners have won the last four meetings, so there is certainly potential they can pull off the upset at home. They’ve contained Rodgers before, and will need that exact type of effort if they have any chance in this Week 4 showdown. With the way the Packers have been playing to begin the campaign, however, it looks as if no one is capable of stopping the high-powered offense while Rodgers is rolling. Their pursuit of perfection looks like it will continue another week, but they certainly can’t take this opponent lightly.