Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi presents Packers headlines.

Jordy Nelson (knee) cleared to play Sunday. WR Jordy Nelson (knee) has been medically cleared to play Sunday against the 49ers.

Appearing on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews discussed that getting more hits on read-option quarterbacks (e.g. Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers) may be an efffective defensive strategy to make teams less likely to run that kind of offense.

At ESPN.com, the Packers being the 2013 season at No. 5. in the NFL power rankings.

In the MJS lovely writer Lori Nickel profiled California rookies David Bakhtiari, Jonathan Franklin and Datone Jones.

San Francisco 49ers scouting report: Solid 49ers overall scouting report.

In the MJS, writer McGinn has an outstanding 49ers scouting report. How can the Packers win the game?  The Packers game plan strategy

San Francisco's issues at wide receiver might be beneficial to the Packers' defense, but the Packers' ability to corral the quarterback and stop the run will be critical. Special teams will be important for Green Bay. They must force the 49ers to go the length of the field. If the Packers can protect, there are some matchups they can win down the field. The 49ers' weakness can be when you force their front seven to defend the field horizontally, and their sub-package coverage.