The 49ers are on the frozen tundra today to face the Packers. And today that hallowed field very much lives up to its nickname. It's at below freezing temperatures at game time and is expected to continue dropping as the game goes on.
The temperature will no doubt affect the play of both teams. In times like this, it's typically the grind it out, defensive teams who win. That would favor the 49ers who are a better defensive team and run the ball better than the Packers as well.
This could all hinge on how well Aaron Rodgers plays today. He is the key to the Packers winning or losing this game. He's been the starter in Green Bay the past six seasons so he is used to some frigid temperatures from time to time.
This is the fourth meeting between these two teams over the past two seasons, their second in the playoffs. The 49ers have won all three previous meetings. The 49ers are also on a hot streak winning six-straight to finish out the season.