This is the January 7, 2013 news archive. View today's Packers rumors and news.
Harbaugh says Kaepernick has “savant-like” understanding of playoff prep
With the 49ers preparing for a playoff game that they won a year ago against the team they beat to start the current season, it’s becoming harder to overlook the fact that the quarterback who led San Fran to victory against the Saints in January 2012 anUpvote Share Tweet
The meaningful portion of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season came to an end in Saturday night’s loss to the Packers, but Peterson’s still got one more game to play. Peterson will be heading to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and he said Monday thaUpvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh says there’s a “leader in the clubhouse” at kickerThe 49ers sent both their kickers to Candlestick Park Monday, to continue the competition that will determine who kicks against the Packers Saturday. And while 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he had a hunch which way he was leaning, he didn’t divulge whicUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 7, 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Andy Reid has been introduced as the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, one week after he was fired following 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.Upvote Share Tweet
Packers-49ers II: Defensive snap countsESPN.com Updated Jan 7, 2013John Clayton's Last Call column broached a unique angle in looking ahead to Saturday night's divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. Namely: Will the Green Bay Packers have an advantage because their defense is less beat up than the San Francisco 4…Upvote Share TweetToday, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder can hold a football and raise it to his chest. That’s progress. Ponder told reporters Monday there was no way his right arm would have allowed him to play in Saturday night’s playoff loss to the Packers, asUpvote Share Tweet
Patrick Willis may play more of a role for 49ers this timeThe Packers are a different offense than the first time they played the 49ers. And that may actually help the 49ers this time through. As Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee points out, because Green Bay spent much of the opener spreading the field with …Upvote Share Tweet
No injuries “of serious nature” for PackersThe Packers had a couple of offensive starters leave Saturday night’s win over the Vikings before the game was complete, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much worry about either player’s status for next weekend’s game against the 49ers. Tight eUpvote Share Tweet
Free Head Exam: Green Bay PackersESPN.com Updated Jan 7, 2013After the Green Bay Packers' 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Charles Woodson has seen just about everything in his 15-year career. He has even suffered, rehabilitated and returned from the …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
2013 NFL draft -- Zach Ertz of Stanford Cardinal enters NFL draftJan 7Stanford's offense will be without one if its premier playmakers after tight end Zach Ertz announced Monday he'll enter the 2013 NFL draft.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …