The NFC Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs is here and we are another week closer to Super Bowl 58. Today we look at a matchup between the surprising Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love off an upset and road win over the Dallas Cowboys last week and the San Francisco 49ers who held the top seed in the NFC behind potential MVP Brock Purdy and a vaunted 49ers defense. Let’s dive in and take a look at my predictions for this NFL NFC Divisional Round playoff battle!

NFL NFC Divisional Round Predictions

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

  • Spread: 49ers -9.5
  • Total: 50.5

If you look at that stat up above in the intro and you read what I wrote about underdogs by more than nine points, then it’s pretty easy to surmise that if I think the Texans are the ones to cover the spread, the Packers are not. Listen – I love what the Packers have done. I’m happy for Matt LaFleur and Jordan Love here in their post-Aaron Rodgers Era, but I have a very tough time seeing them best the 49ers in this game or, for that matter, keep it close enough to cover. Yes, there is a weakness in this 49ers defense where we’ve seen faster receivers get behind the corners for big plays, but how many times will it actually happen against this 49ers defense? Enough to counter the massive amount of points the 49ers will put up on the Green Bay defense? Probably not. Between Christian McCaffrey and the elite receiving weapons at Brock Purdy’s disposal, San Francisco is going to put up some serious points. 

Game Pick: 49ers -9.5 (-110)

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