The 49ers knotted the score 10-10 on a blocked punt for a late touchdown and then beat the Packers on another special teams snap when Robbie Gould stretched his career playoff perfection to 19-for-19 with a 45-yard walk-off game-winner in the Lambeau Field snow globe. Rodgers was at his smug, er, most-confident best to open the game. Sixty-nine yards in 10 plays, the last being an A.J. Dillon touchdown run.
Carter proved to be effective by finishing this season with five sacks in the last four weeks -- after not getting to the quarterback the first 14 weeks. His fate likely lies in what system new general manager Joe Schoen and the next coach plan to run. If he fits, Carter could return on a one-year prove-it deal, unless another team is willing to take the risk on a long-term contract based on a handful of games.
After the Packers lost to the 49ers on Saturday, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he has no interest in being part of a rebuild while discussing his uncertain future in Green Bay. That prospect floats around the Packers because they are currently on track to be some $40 million over the salary cap for the [more]