The game-time temperatures are expected to be as low as minus-20. However, it’s not the weather per se that has 49ers coaches concerned. It’s the field conditions.
“To me it all depends upon what the footing’s like,” said San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio when asked if the weather could affect the game plan. “It could be just a normal game that’s played at a little slower pace. Or it could be where there’s a lot of slipping and sliding going on then you have to adjust a little bit. You need to wait to see Sunday exactly see how the field affects the game.”
In a game that is going to be that cold, the running backs are going to play a very important role. I expect Eddie Lacy the young, fresh legged back to do a great job for the Packers. If Lacy can come out and have a good game against the Niners they can win the game. The field conditions will be a concern and that is why I believe that the Packers will have a better shot at winning.