Sunday's NFC Championship Game will not be the first time that the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers have squared off this season. In a Week 12 prime-time game in Santa Clara, the 49ers bludgeoned the Packers 37-8, sending the visitors back to Wisconsin with their third and final regular-season loss. Although both teams finished the year with the same 13-3 record, the Packers appear just as outclassed now as they were two months ago.
Above all else, Green Bay's failure to generate any semblance of a passing offense was their downfall. In fact, per DVOA, the Packers' Week 12 match against the 49ers defense was their second-worst passing performance of the season, trailing only a three-turnover performance in a defense-dominated victory over Minnesota in Week 16.