I thought we might avoid family football rivalry during the playoffs this season. My San Francisco 49ers have been doing better than my spouse’s Green Bay Packers. But even with their 8-7-1 record, Green Bay is the division champ. On the other hand, SF is in the strong NFC-West and only managed to grab a wild card spot, even with a 12-4 record.
But the Packers have the weather advantage! Right now, the high temperature Sunday is forecast to be 5 above zero. The temperature will be heading down soon after kick-off. I’m afraid the Niners, especially QB Colin Kaepernick, in just his third year in the NFL, cannot possibly prepare adequately for the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau.