Packers run comfortably ahead

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay just threw what sure looks like a knockout punch on San Francisco, converting a 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line to take a 30-10 lead here early in the fourth quarter.

I thought it was interesting that when faced with the opportunity, coach Mike McCarthy didn’t hesitate to … RUN. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has passed for 334 yards in this game, handed the ball to tailback Ryan Grant on a straight dive play up the middle. Grant followed center Scott Wells for the score.

To me, the best way to even out the Packers’ pass protection issues is to limit the aggressiveness of opposing defenses. Pounding them with the run game is an excellent way to do that. Just saying.