We shouldn't be surprised. We really shouldn't.
The Packers have proven time and time again that they cannot stop the run this season and the 49ers destroyed them 37-20 by only doing one thing.
Coming into Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Green Bay allowed its opponent to rush for at least 120 yards nine times. The highest amount of rushing yards the Packers gave up this season before Sunday was 198 in Week 2 to Minnesota when Dalvin Cook ran for 154.
Those numbers were nothing compared to what the 49ers did to the Packers' front seven. The 49ers rolled up 285 yards on 42 rushes. Those are numbers that a high school team gets with its old-school veer offense, not something from a new age coach.
"They absolutely got after us in the run game," said Packers coach Matt LaFleur, who has had the best season for a rookie coach in team history. "We knew what they were going to try to do was run the football."
That last sentence is scary. Obviously everyone on the planet knew the 49ers were going to try and ram it down Green Bay's throat. The Packers just don't have any answers.
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Article: Cory Jennerjohn, Cheesehead TV