5 Bold Predictions: Sunday NFL Divisional Playoffs

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Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback

Perrish Cox

(20) celebrates with cornerback

Tramaine Brock

(26) following a play during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers won’t play like the lower-rated seed

This isn’t such a “bold prediction” but with the 49ers being the lower seed of the two teams, I don’t see San Francisco playing like the are the team who didn’t have the bye week last Sunday.

I really like how the 49ers showed they can win on the road last weekend in Green Bay with the game-winning field goal by Phil Dawson, and I feel they have the momentum headed into this game.

What will win this game for the 49ers is their running game. I know the NFL is a “passing league” in today’s game, but in the playoffs, teams must be able to run the football and I believe the 49ers can do that with Frank Gore and Colin Kapernick Sunday.