What is Aaron Rodgers' record against the 49ers?
It's an intriguing Divisional Round clash that we have on Saturday night as San Francisco head to Green Bay, with the hosts' quarterback ready to shine.
The Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers only play each other every three season due to the rotation in the NFL’s divisional schedule. That being the case, the rivalry is strong and this came to a fore during the 1990s as Steve Young and Brett Favre led their teams, the latter proving triumphant in three out of four playoff wins for the Packers.
As the two teams ready themselves for another playoff encounter, many eyes will be on the home quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who has a very linked history with the 49ers.
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With Joe Montana as his idol, growing up in north California as a 49ers fan it would have maybe been a perfect story to see him strutting his stuff on Santa Clara. But it wasn’t to be.
When Rodgers became available in the 2005 draft, another promising quarterback was in the mix. And sure enough, the 49ers - who had the top overall pick - ignored their local boy for Washington born, Utah schooled, Alex Smith. Tampa Bay would grab their now star with the 24th overall pick. And he came in as back up to Favre and didn’t take over the mantle until 2008, but he stepped up admirably.
What is Rodgers’ record against the 49ers?
In his first four years directly against Smith - who headed off to Kansas in 2013 - Rodgers came out on top in two of three regular season match-ups. His overall record against the 49ers, however, stands at 6-6, and just looking at the playoff games it’s a dismal 0-3.
Check out his overall numbers in this game thanks to our friends at SofaScore.
Can Rodgers stop his 49ers playoff rot? You’ll be able to follow all the build-up, action and reaction live with us here on AS USA.