Packers Beat 49ers but Lose Kampman and Harris to torn ACL’s
Tom Fanning, Packers.com
The Packers played one of their most impressive halves of football this season on the way to a 20-point halftime lead over San Francisco, and withheld a second-half rally by the 49ers to post a 30-24 victory and stay in the thick of the NFC playoff race.
Green Bay’s second straight win improved the Packers to 6-4 on the season, which ties them with the New York Giants for fifth in the NFC and the top wild-card spot.
The Packers dominated the 49ers in every statistical category in the opening half, outgaining them by over 300 yards, 362 to 57, posting 17 first downs to San Francisco’s one, and controlling the ball for 22:32 to 7:28 for the 49ers. The 362 yards were the most in a half since the Packers put up the same number at Oakland on Dec. 22, 2003, in the opening half.
“I thought we played an extremely productive first half as a football team, you know, in all three phases,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “I thought the defense really set the tone. They had the one long run and the ability to give off the field on third down and to continue to give us the ball back on offense.
“On offense, we had a lot of production. We didn’t play as well as we liked in the red zone on those first two series. I thought the special teams was really…they kind of picked up where they left off against Dallas.” Full story here