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Packers defense struggles again against 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A day later, the Green Bay Packers were trying to figure out how they could have shut down the San Francisco 49ers' read-option and still allowed 494 yards of total offense in their 34-28 loss.

While it wasn't the 579 yards they allowed in their playoff loss to the 49ers, it was still a troublesome number because of the way the 49ers did it: By quarterback Colin Kaepernick hurting them through the air.

After rushing for an NFL quarterback record 181 yards and throwing for 263 in the playoff game, Kaepernick had just 22 yards rushing on seven attempts, but completed 27 of 39 passes for a career-best 412 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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