KEEP POUNDING ON THE PACK
The 49ers are the bigger, more physical and more well-rested team. They can take advantage of that by getting an early lead and then pounding away at the Green Bay defense with an offensive line that boasts two Pro Bowl players.
KEEP NEW GUY UNDER CONTROL
The 49ers rarely let small, quick running backs break free. They'll have to pay special attention to Packers newcomer DuJuan Harris, who has sparked his team in recent weeks and frustrated Minnesota last week by turning dump-offs into big gains.
GET THINGS KICKED OFF EARLY
David Akers, booed in the 49ers' regular-season finale at Candlestick Park, needs to regain his confidence. A big kick early in the game perhaps at the end of the half would pay dividends if the 49ers expect to go deep in the playoffs.
MOSS' ROLE MUST GROW
Only two NFL players John Taylor and Jerry Rice have caught more postseason touchdown passes than Randy Moss. The 49ers will need more playoff heroics from Moss, especially if the Packers zero in on Colin Kaepernick's favorite target, Michael Crabtree.
LET KAEPERNICK RUN, TOO
The 49ers have reduced the number of Kaepernick's runs in recent weeks, perhaps saving him for the playoffs. San Francisco likely will need to trigger all of its offensive weaponry today, and Kaepernick must be let loose.
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