San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) can't hang on to the ball as Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) defends late in the fourth quarter of their Wild Card game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI on January 5, 2014. The 49ers beat the Packers 23-20. (Todd Rosenberg/NFL)The Packers' quest for a fourteenth World Championship ended on the Frozen Tundra last night, as the visiting 49ers did just enough to win.
Uniform-wise, it was another very good-looking game. San Francisco has a classic look that compliments the Packers'. Loads of Braisher stripes to go around (although the Niners don't have the "steroid stripe" problem).
Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn (30) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)Despite Saturday's report, there were many bare arms on display at Lambeau Field.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs against Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones (59) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)One other interesting uniform note came up during this game:
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)the silly "C" patches introduced in 2009. Rodgers has been a captain in every game he's played this year, but the Packers only wear the patches in post-season play, so this is the first time we've seen the solid gold version in Green Bay. Makes me wonder what the NFL will come up with for sixth-year captains to wear.
Well, thanks again for another season. Tough loss to take, as I was holding out hope that I'd get to see the Packers in my local Super Bowl. But this is not our year.
I'll continue to be here throughout the playoffs and then the off-season. An end to 2013 still leaves us with nine decades of Packer glory to explore.