GREEN BAY, Wisc. – A West Coast team. At Green Bay. Late in the season.
It hasn’t gone well.
Yes, the 49ers beat the Packers in a frigid 23-20 wild-card win on Jan. 5, 2014, but that was an aberration: West Coast teams are 3-18 all-time at Green Bay in games played in December and January.
The weather, of course, has been a factor. And it figures to be Saturday night for 49ers’ divisional-playoff game at Lambeau Field. The temperature during the game is expected to dip below 10 degrees with a negative wind-chill factor.
It was even colder for the 49ers’ win at Lambeau in 2014. However, unlike Saturday, the 49ers were three-point favorites. They had finished 12-4 and second in the NFL West to the Seahawks, who went on to win the Super Bowl, and the Packers arrived with an 8-7-1 record.
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On Saturday, the top-seeded Packers (13-4) are 5.5-point favorites against the sixth-seeded 49ers (11-7), a West Coast team aiming to earn another rare late-season win at Lambeau.
A look at how West Coast teams have fared at Green Bay in games played in December and January:
• Jan. 5, 2014: 49ers 23, Packers 20*
• Dec. 5, 2010: Packers 34, 49ers 16
• Jan. 13, 2003: Packers 25, 49ers 15*
• Jan. 4, 1997: Packers 35, 49es 14*
• Dec. 6, 1987: 49ers 23, Packers 12