The San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers will grace the fields of Lambeau Field on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4:25 p.m. ET during Week 1 of the NFL Games.
Out of the three games the two teams played against each other since 2008, the Packers won two. However, at time of publication, they were voted as having only slightly more of a chance to win Sunday's game. Results from a "Who Will Win" poll on the official site of the NFL Games show the Packers having a 54 percent chance at victory, while the 49ers have a 46 percent.
The Packers are ranked third in offense and passing among all the leagues playing, according to the NFL. In other words, once Green Bay gets the football, it might be hard for the 49ers to get in edgewise and make a strong defensive pass; San Francisco ranked 26th and 29th respectively in the same categories.
Green Bay will be hosting the game and last season they had the best record in the league (15-1). However, despite head coach Jum Harbaugh working his first year with the team, the 49ers posted a stunning 13-3 record and got themselves to the NFC Championship Game.
Though many are betting that the Packers will come out victorious on Sunday, both teams are not to be underestimated.
According to the Bleacher Report, the 49ers have Patrick Willis, who "has emerged as the best linebacker in football." In 2010, he completed a total of 128 tackles, six sacks and last season, he did 97 tackles and two sacks.
"The 49ers' linebackers unit is scary good and Willis is the force that drives it," the site reported.
They also stated that on the Green Bay side, Aaron Rodgers "has established himself as arguable the best quarterback in football."
Overall, the game proves to be the battle of the best players seen on the football field.