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Despite lopsided score in Week 12, Packers boast talent to match 49ers

The 49ers are better than the Packers. Read any analysis, listen to any podcast or watch any talking head show and they’ll tell you the same thing. To hear some tell it, Green Bay might as well not even bother getting on the plane. And maybe they’re right. But the talent disparity isn’t nearly as onerous as the consensus portrays. That’s far from a guarantee of victory, or even competitiveness from the Packers, but talent matters even more in the playoffs than the regular season where every matchup is amplified.

Traditionally, five positions make up the priority spots, the so-called “premium” positions for football teams.