PACKERS VS. 49ERS
The San Francisco 49ers return home following back-to-back road games to begin the 2021 regular season as they take on the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium. This marks the fourth-consecutive regular season that the two teams will meet, all in prime time games, and the second time on NBC’s Sunday Night Football in the last three seasons. San Francisco is 20-13-1 all-time at home against Green Bay.
After spending the week in West Virginia, the Niners earned a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22 of 30 passing attempts for 189 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 100.6. He also registered a career-high 11 rushing attempts for 20 yards and one touchdown. WR Jauan Jennings finished the game with two receptions for 17 yards and one touchdown, with his first career catch coming on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo.
On defense, DL Nick Bosa registered 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble of Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Bosa now has 3.0 sacks on the season, 12.0 in his career and 3 FFs in his career.
San Francisco’s special teams were led by DT Javon Kinlaw, who blocked an Eagles K Jake Elliott 47-yard field goal attempt. The blocked field goal was the first of Kinlaw’s career and the first by a member of the 49ers since CB Dontae Johnson blocked a 48-yard field goal attempt by Rams K Greg Zuerlein vs. StL (1/3/16). P Mitch Wishnowsky saw three of his five punts on the day downed inside the 20-yard line, including two downed inside the 10.
BY THE NUMBERS
282 WR Deebo Samuel’s 282 rec. yds. in Weeks 1-2 are the 3rd-most
through the first 2 weeks of a season in 49ers history [E Bernie
Casey – 288 (1964); WR Jerry Rice – 285 (1989)]. His 282 rec. yds.
also rank 1st in the NFL in 2021.
14 San Francisco has registered 14 TFLs this season, tied for the most in the NFL (Buf. – 14).
3-0 San Francisco looks to start the season 3-0 for the second time in three seasons and the 9th time in franchise history.
1 The 49ers offense has surrendered just 1 sack through the first 2 weeks of the 2021 season, the fewest in the NFL.
THE HEAD COACHES
Kyle Shanahan was named the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017. He enters his fifth season with the 49ers after spending the previous two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. Shanahan has 17 seasons of coaching experience at the NFL level, including nine seasons as an offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2015-16), Cleveland Browns (2014), Washington Redskins (2010-13) and Houston Texans (2008-09). In six of his nine seasons as an offensive coordinator (2008-09, 2012-13 and 2015-16), and one as head coach of the 49ers (2019), Shanahan has directed an offense that ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in yards gained. In 2019, Shanahan led the 49ers to NFC West and Conference titles en route to a trip to Super Bowl LIV in his third season with the team, winning Coach of the Year honors by Sporting News and NFC Coach of the Year by the Committee of 101. Following the 2016 season, Shanahan was named Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year, Coordinator of the Year by Sporting News and Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America after a record-setting performance by the Falcons offense en route to capturing the NFC South Division Title and an appearance in Super Bowl LI.
Kyle Shanahan Matt LaFleur
31-35 (.470) Record as Head Coach 27-7 (.794)
31-35 (.470) Record with Current Team 27-7 (.794)
33-36 (.478) Overall Record (Regular/Postseason) 29-9 (.763)
5th Years as Head Coach with Team 3rd
5th Years as Head Coach in NFL 3rd
18th Years as an NFL Coach 13th
Matt LaFleur was named the Packers 15th head coach on January 8, 2019. In his first two seasons as head coach of Green Bay, LaFleur led the Packers to a pair of 13-3 records and consecutive trips to the NFC Championship Game. LaFleur joined Green Bay after spending the prior two seasons as an offensive coordinator, first with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 and then with the Tennessee Titans in 2018. In his lone season with the Titans in 2018, LaFleur guided the offense to a No. 7 league ranking in rushing (126.4 ypg). As offensive coordinator for the Rams in 2017, LaFleur was part of a staff that helped the team improve its win total by seven games 4-12 to 11-5) as the Rams took the NFC West for the first time since 2003. LaFleur joined the Rams after serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015-16. In 2016, he was a member of an offensive staff that helped the Falcons win the NFC title as QB Matt Ryan set single-season franchise marks for passing yards (4,944), completion percent- age (69.9) and TD passes (38) along with an average of 9.26 yards per attempt that ranked No. 1 in league history among QBs with 500-plus attempts. LaFleur got his start in the NFL coaching ranks with the Houston Texans as an offensive assistant in 2008-09, where he was part of a staff that helped the Texans rank in the top five in the league in total offense and passing offense in both of those seasons. In 2009, LaFleur assisted then offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kyle Shanahan with the QBs as the Texans ranked No. 4 in the league in total offense (383.1 ypg). He then spent four seasons (2010-13) as the quarterbacks coach of the Washington Redskins and one season (2014) as quarterbacks coach at the University of Notre Dame.
Series Record: Packers lead series 37-32-1
49ers Home Record vs. Packers: 49ers lead series 20-13-1
49ers Away Record vs. Packers: Packers lead series 24-12
First Meeting: 11/26/50, Packers win 25-21, at GB
Last Meeting: 11/5/20, Packers win 34-17, at SF
Current Streak: Lost 1
Longest 49ers Win Streak: 7 (12/10/50 – 12/5/54)
Longest Packers Win Streak: 8 (11/29/99 – 12/5/10)
Most 49ers Points: 48-2 times (Last 12/7/58), 49ers win 48-21, at SF
Most Packers Points: 41 (10/23/60): Packers win 41-14, at GB
49ers Shutouts: 1 (12/5/54), 49ers win 35-0, at SF
Packers Shutouts: 2 (Last 11/19/67), Packers win 13-0, at GB
SERIES HISTORY VS. GREEN BAY
GREEN BAY PACKERS Overall: 32-37-1 Home: 20-13-1 Away: 12-24
10/4/15 Packers 17-3 SF
10/15/18 Packers 33-30 GB
11/24/19 49ers 37-8 SF
1/19/20 (c) 49ers 37-20 SF
11/5/20 Packers 34-17 SF
RACK ‘EM UP
• After their 41-33 Week 1 victory at Det. (9/12/21), San Francisco’s 41 pts. scored were the 3rd-most by the team in a season opener and the most on the road.
• The 49ers led the Lions 31-10 at halftime. The team’s 31 pts. were the most by the team in the 1st half since scoring 35 in the 1st half vs. StL (11/16/08).
• San Francisco’s +21 halftime scoring differential was the 3rd-highest in a road season opener by the 49ers in franchise history [+25 at Dal. (9/7/14) & +24 at Min. (9/17/67)].
• San Francisco’s 41 points scored in Week 1 were the most in the NFL. The team ranks t-8th in the NFL and t-4th in the NFC averaging 29.0 points per game.