- Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As John Madden used to say, these teams are still feeling each other out.
Green Bay leads San Francisco 6-3 here at the end of the first quarter. The Packers defense has dominated with the exception of one 42-yard run from 49ers tailback Frank Gore. On offense, meanwhile, the Packers continue to show (positive) signs that they’ve pulled back their downfield passing attack to compensate for their pass-protection issues.
Coach Mike McCarthy has called for a run on nine of their first 19 plays. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has completed one deep pass, a 37-yarder against a blitz to Greg Jennings, but for the most part is looking to release the ball quicker and shorter. Tailback Ryan Grant has caught two of his seven completions.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As John Madden used to say, these teams are still feeling each other out.Green Bay leads San Francisco 6-3 here at the end of the first quarter.