Two takes on whether Packers MUST beat 49ers in Week 1
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are most certainly going to have multiple motivations on their minds when they face off with the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the NFL season on Sunday.
One will be revenge for consecutive beatdowns the Niners put on Green Bay in 2012 - first, the regular season opener; secondly and more importantly, the NFC Divisional Playoff debacle.
Another: to prove they belong as a top contender in the NFC after such a playoff loss and the challenging off-season they've had.
But is it an absolute requirement for the Packers to win that game?
We get two takes on the subject:
- One, from contributor Stephen O'Brien of UK Packers
- Another from the Packers Radio Network's Jay Sorgi