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Return of the Empire: 49ers begin 2024 postseason with seven-seed Packers

Jan 19, 2024, 7:00 AM

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Instead of the Los Angeles Rams, the 49ers will see Green Bay in Round 1 of the NFC playoffs, promising to be another tense showdown of NFC rivals in Round 2.

On an all-new episode of the Return of the Empire, Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield break down the 2024 NFL Super Will-Card Weekend, and what a win over the Dallas Cowboys says about the Packers. The duo also review their predictions for the 2023 regular season, and hand out some team awards. Plus, are the 49ers primed for a trip to Las Vegas? Or, are Green Bay the next team to take the leap?

All that and more on the Return of the Empire.

“[Green Bay Packers QB] Jordan Love played the game of his life in his playoff debut. He’s been phenomenal down the stretch…It’s gonna be a huge test for us this weekend. I’m not taking the Packers lightly. The Cowboys must’ve taken the Packers lightly,” 49ers linebacker Fred Warner said this week.

“We are going to have to put together a great week of preparation. I said from the start, whoever gotta come into Levi’s, bring em on…It’s gonna be such an electric atmosphere, such a fun atmosphere to be a part of. It’s gonna be one for the ages.”

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS: 49ers LT Trent Williams says he will return for 2024 season with 49ers

Other 49ers Topics Discussed:

  • Amil & Nate recap wild-card weekend in the NFL
  • Did the 49ers have the best weekend of all the remaining teams in the playoffs?
  • Where do the 49ers stand currently?
  • Are they the favorites in the NFC?
  • Sticky Note Check-in: Seeing which 2023 regular-season predictions the duo got right
  • Regular-Season Team Awards
  • Previewing Packers-49ers Saturday
  • Is Green Bay a sneaky contender in the NFC?
  • Are the 49ers the healthiest they’ve ever been entering the postseason?

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The Return of the Empire podcast is a San Francisco 49ers podcast hosted by beat writer Amiliano Fragoso and producer Nate Littlefield for Sactown Sports 1140. Thank you for reading SactownSports.com. Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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