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The Takeaway: A Trip to Green Bay

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After some low points earlier in the year, the 49ers won 12 games in 2012 but find themselves in the unfamiliar position of a Wild Card team. They travel to Green Bay to open the playoffs as the No. 5 seed with Aaron Rodgers back and the Packers riding a wave of momentum following their do-or-die win in Chicago. Inside we break down Sunday's win.

The 49ers couldn't have gotten off to a better start. But the rest of the game left a lot to be desired before San Francisco edged Arizona for the 23-20 win. Scoring 17 points on their first three drives against the heralded Cardinals' defense made it look like the rest of the game would be put on cruise control. After all, the home team knew they would need a win from Tampa Bay on the road in...

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