- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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So, you're killing time before NFC West teams open their seasons Sunday and figure you might as well make another trip to the pregame media buffet table.
You survey the offerings and figure, hey, why not listen to see what Sando and these 710ESPN Seattle guys had to say about the upcoming games? You click on this audio link and the conversation leads, eventually, to a discussion of the San Francisco 49ers' reconfigured receiving corps heading into a Week 1 game at Green Bay.
You wonder how opposing receivers fared at Lambeau Field last season, but you're not interested in stats accumulated during garbage time. So, you ask to see a chart from ESPN Stats & Information showing 2011 opposing yardage leaders at Lambeau when scores were within, say, a 10-point margin.
You then realize that chart appears below. You see that three of the five leaders played during that wild Week 17 shootout with Detroit, the one that meant very little. But you also notice that four of the five leaders were tight ends, and then it dawns on you: While the 49ers' possibilities at wide receiver remain undefined, tight end Vernon Davis could be primed to pick up where he left off in the playoffs last season.
You then headed over to the NFC West Gridiron Challenge page and made sure Davis was in your lineup.
2011 Opponent Receiving Yards at Lambeau (score within 10 pts.)