Collinsworth: 'I can't pick against Aaron Rodgers'
Cris Collinsworth: "If Rodgers and Cobb and Lacy played together all season they could have been the number 1 seed in the playoffs." (AP)
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NBC Sunday Night Football color analyst Cris Collinsworth doesn't know who to pick in this weekend's game at Lambeau Field, but it sounds like he'll have a tough time picking against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Q: What do you see the 49ers doing now that the postseason is here?
CC: "This is a great challenge. They've had a lot of success against the Packers I think 3-0 now, and Colin Kaepernick in particular has driven this team crazy. He beat them in the playoffs last year running the football. He beat them in the regular season this year passing the football, so what do you do? Luckily for them, this time they come into Green Bay. No matter how much you think you're prepared for it, and no matter how tough you think you are you go in there and it's zero and it's a different game. I do think that Aaron Rodgers and company, now that they have Randall Cobb back, now that Eddie Lacy is providing the running game. They saw that weather, they played in it, they proved what they can do and Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb had a game now under their belt, under that kind of pressure, under those conditions. This is one that is almost impossible to pick. Phil Simms and I were going back and forth trying to figure out which team we liked. Clay Matthews probably won't play, the defense never had the answer for this San Francisco offense. I can't pick against Aaron Rodgers. If Rodgers and Cobb and Lacy played together all season they could have been the number 1 seed in the playoffs. But this is a a tough physical football team in San Francisco. It will be a challenge."