2012 Packers With Zero RBs on Field
The Pro Bowl linebacker figures to play more extensively when the teams play one another Saturday in a divisional-round playoff game at Candlestick Park.
That is because the Packers are using four-receiver personnel groupings less frequently as the rematch approaches. They are using fewer personnel groupings featuring zero running backs.
The 49ers frequently used cornerback Perrish Cox in their 30-22 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field in the opener. But with Green Bay making at least some attempt to threaten teams with a running game, the Packers' offensive personnel use figures to be a little more conventional this time. That favors Willis playing his usual role.