SANTA CLARA — The Packers can’t compete with the 49ers on paper.
The standings favor the 49ers — they’re 9-1. The Packers are 8-2. And the statistics favor the Niners as well. They have outscored opponents by 140 points this season, while the Packers have outscored teams by only 45.
But the Packers have reasons to feel confident this Sunday night against the 49ers. The Packers are battle tested. They already have beaten four teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today. Those teams are the Minnesota Vikings, the Dallas Cowboys, the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 49ers have played only one team that’s on track to make the playoffs — the Seattle Seahawks. And the 49ers lost.
Sunday night’s game against the Packers will be the biggest test of the season for the 49ers.
Here are five legitimate concerns the 49ers should have.