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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Rapid Reaction: Packers 30, 49ers 24

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers held off San Francisco here at Lambeau Field, but they headed to the locker room with a few too many questions to answer after a win. Namely:

  1. What’s the prognosis of two prominent defensive starters, linebacker Aaron Kampman and cornerback Al Harris, who both left the field on carts with injuries to their left knees?
  2. What happened to their defense in the fourth quarter? Did the departure of Kampman and Harris really let the 49ers move as close as six points after trailing 30-10 early in the fourth quarter? Or was there more to it?
  3. Why did their offense, which rolled up 20 points and 362 yards in the first half, stall out after halftime?

The Packers, of course, will be much happier to answer those questions in the context of a victory. In the big picture, the Packers are 6-4 and right in the thick of the NFC wild-card playoff scene. They join the New York Giants in that category, and Philadelphia could get there as well with a victory Sunday night.

Be back with you in a few hours.