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Ravaged by injuries and coronavirus issues, the 49ers had little chance against the Packers

Aarom Rodgers celebrates with wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling after one of their two touchdown connections during Thursday night's win over the 49ers. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers, crippled by injuries and left further shorthanded by issues related to the coronavirus, bore little resemblance Thursday night to the team that won the NFC and reached the Super Bowl last season.

The rematch of last season’s NFC championship game thus was a rematch in name only. The Green Bay Packers had no problems whatsoever as quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and they dominated the 49ers, 34-17, in Santa Clara, Calif.