The similarities between the 1994 San Francisco 49ers and the 2009 Green Bay Packers are not as far-fetched as the casual observer may have thought.
After some investigating, they are not necessarily mirror images of each other, but the same qualities that make up both teams are there.
In 1993, Joe Montana is traded to the Chiefs. Steve Young takes over at QB.
In 2008, Brett Favre is traded to the Jets. Aaron Rodgers takes over at QB.
1993 and 2008 are letdowns compared to years past as the Niners lose to the Cowboys in the NFC championship game and the Packers fail to mount a winning record.
(Obviously those are pretty wide separations between a 6-10 record and a loss in the championship game, but the expectations were very different for each squad). ...
Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article written by Casey Mabbott