49ers News: San Francisco vs Green Bay First Quarter Recap

That's one way to set the tone. It took all of two plays for 49ers DE Aldon Smith to bring down Aaron Rodgers for a sack, and after a punishing hit on third down the Packers were forced into a three-and-out on their first series of the game.

After a cagey opening that saw both teams punt back and forth, Colin Kaepernick hit his stride about six minutes in. Kaepernick engineered a 83-yard scoring drive that made the most of his passing and running abilities, and the Niners went ahead 7-0 after a 20-yard strike to Vernon Davis. On the drive, Kaepernick went 6-7, picking out his targets and methodically working through progressions to locate the open receiver.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers had an answer, though. In a little over two minutes, Rodgers drove the Pack downfield, connecting on long passes to Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and Eddy Lacy. With the Packers in scoring range, Rodgers found the ever-dynamic Cobb, who stretched out for the touchdown.

At the end of one, it's 49ers 7, Packers 7.

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