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2019 Schedule
8-2, 1st in NFC North

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Jones said his fine for his "wave" goodbye to Cowboys DB Byron Jones was reduced on appeal. He said it was cut down to "about $6,500" from the original fine $10,527.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough break for Cole Madison, who came back to make the team this year after sitting out his whole rookie year to work on his mental health. He's going to need knee surgery after getting hurt in practice yesterday. "My heart breaks for him," coach Matt LaFleur said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup OL Cole Madison, who was added to the injury report yesterday because of a knee, was the only player not practicing on Friday. Madison has been a healthy inactive for every game this season.

Cruz: 49ers' defense with be deciding factor vs. Packers (1:22)
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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Could anyone have done what Aaron Jones is doing in the Packers' running back-centric offense? "His ability to smell the end zone is unbelievable," Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. Jones has 14 TDs, tied for the NFL lead, through 10 games.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Does it help Packers D-coordinator Mike Pettine prepare for the 49ers offense because of the connection between Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur? Pettine said the help came this summer going against it in training camp, but "it's a different play caller, they game plan differently and they have different types of players. While it helps a little bit, that's about it – a little bit."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur's wife, Bre, and their two boys are staying at his brother Mike's house in California this week in advance of Sunday's game against the 49ers, where Mike is the pass-game coordinator. Matt LaFleur joked that he told Bre to "Go steal his backpack or something."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Robert Tonyan, in pads today, told me he's finally ready to go. He's been out since the Oct. 6 game at Dallas with a hip injury. He's practiced a couple times in pads since then, but this time he says he's good to go. Fellow TE Marcedes Lewis was the only one not on the field today. He was on the exercise equipment likely getting his usual veterans rest day.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

All but two players — Jimmy Graham and Tramon Williams — on the field for practice. Both were on the exercise equipment likely getting a veteran rest day as has been the case most Wednesdays.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Matt LaFleur mentioned how the 49ers D has not allowed many explosive plays. According to ESPN Stats & Info, San Fran has allowed just four completions on passes at least 20 yards downfield, fewest in the NFL. They also have allowed an NFL-low 13 percent completion rate on such throws. "They're really sound," LaFleur said. "You've got to be patient and can't force a big play against those guys."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur worked with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan at three different places – the Texans, Redskins and Falcons. "A lot of my football philosophy has been shaped by him," LaFleur said in advance of Sunday's game. He noted Shanahan's detailed approach, great vision, how to use players and how to adapt as things he's learned best from him.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sunday could be a running back kind of game. Packers RBs have 20 TDs this season, most in the NFL. The 49ers' 15 TDs from running backs are tied for third most. However, the Packers have done it much more cost effectively because their backs are on rookie contracts. They have $934,000 guaranteed committed to their RBs, second-fewest in the NFL, while the 49ers have $35 million in guaranteed money committed to their running backs, the fourth-most according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Including Sunday's game, each of the last 24 meetings between the Packers and 49ers have included an MVP starting quarterback (from Joe Montana to Steve Young to Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers). That last time these teams met without an MVP starting QB (or future MVP) was 1986 (Mike Moroski vs Randy Wright). And 30 of their 37 meetings in the Super Bowl era have involved an MVP QB (John Brodie, Bart Starr, Montana, Young, Favre and Aaron Rodgers).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Double team rate as an edge rusher (x) by pass rush win rate as an edge rusher (y). Robert Quinn, Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence and Za'Darius Smith stand out for their ability to consistently win despite being double-teamed frequently. Pass rush win rate is the rate at which a defender beats his pass blocker within 2.5 seconds of the snap. It is an ESPN metric that uses NFL Next Gen Stats data.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers aren't going to California early this time. They'll leave on Saturday for Sunday's game against the 49ers. They left on Friday before the loss at the Chargers. Matt LaFleur said his medical and training staffs told him the 2-hour time change doesn't affect players much and "coupled with how I felt about the Chargers trip" he decided to stick with a regular travel schedule.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Everyone on the Packers roster was on the field for the first post-bye week practice, including Ty Summers and Tre Smith after both left the last game to be evaluated for concussions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.911th
Rushing Yards102.118th
Points For25.09th
Points Against20.5