Packers' failed read-option solution

Green Bay stopped 49ers' read-option attack but was gashed via the air

Updated: September 8, 2013, 9:45 PM ET
By Matt Williamson | ESPN Insider

Colin KaepernickAP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezColin Kaepernick didn't do much on the ground, but shredded Green Bay through the air.

A major storyline going into the Green Bay Packers game with the San Francisco 49ers was how Green Bay's defense would deal with the 49ers' read-option running attack led by Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers gashed the Packers' defense in the playoffs last season to the tune of 323 yards on the ground in 45-31 victory. Even though the Packers lost 34-28 on Sunday, did they find a blueprint to slowing down the read-option?


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