Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Past time for 49ers to end Packers streak
By Mike Sando
Steve Young's winning touchdown pass to Terrell Owens in the 1998 postseason stands above all San Francisco 49ers memories against the Green Bay Packers.
It can't fully overshadow the Packers' regular-season dominance in the series, however.
Any 49ers fan should find the chart appalling.
The Packers have won the last nine regular-season meetings between the teams, scoring at least 30 points in five of them.
Losing at Green Bay in Week 1 this season would saddle the 49ers with 10 consecutive defeats in a regular-season series for the third time in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The team lost 13 in a row to the Baltimore Colts from 1962-68. It lost 10 straight to the Los Angeles Rams from 1970-75.
The last time San Francisco claimed a regular-season victory over Green Bay was Nov. 4, 1990.
Joe Montana was the 49ers' quarterback, Brett Favre was in college, Aaron Rodgers was 6 years old and Bart Starr was the Packers' all-time passing yardage leader. Also that day, a 26-year-old Jim Harbaugh was completing 14 of 23 passes for 213 yards, one touchdown and a 105.9 NFL passer rating for Chicago during a 26-6 victory at Tampa Bay.
Enough is enough.