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Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers is one of the biggest games in the NFL Week 1 as the 2013 regular season gets underway on Sunday. These two teams will be desperate to get things off to a winning start today, and the 49ers will be hoping to get things moving on another run for the Super Bowl this season. The game will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The 49ers and Packers met last year in the playoffs, and San Francisco came out on top for the second time last season.
In losing twice against the 49ers last year, the Packers were unable to get to grips with the seemingly unstoppable Colin Kaepernick. They will have to figure things out today if they are to avoid another unceremonious stuffing by the 49ers.
The memories will still be raw of January's match up, when the 49ers demolished the Packers and went on to make a Super Bowl appearance. The 49ers ran wild all over the Packers, and they will hope to make a repeat of that performance today.
Meanwhile, the Packers, who won the NFC North last year, will be looking to turn the form books on their head and gain revenge for last year's playoff embarrassment.
They will be debuting rookie Eddie Lacy at running back, hoping to revive a running game that has lacked punch in recent years.
Analysts have penciled in the 49ers to win this game, but in the emotions of the new season getting underway anything could happen.
The 49ers will be disappointed having missed out on the Super Bowl title last year. They have done amazingly well since Jim Harbaugh was installed as head coach two seasons ago – they made it to the NFC Championship in his first season, and then made it to the Super Bowl last year. They will want to go one better this year.
Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on Fox, and can also be watched online through live stream by clicking here.