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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

49ers will beat Packers

I’m picking the 49ers to defeat the Packers in a close game. I do this with some trepidation because the Packers are good. I just think the Niners are better. The Niners will run on the Pack. The Niners will pass on them. The Niners will stop the Packer’s run — I guess, if Justin Smith is any kind of a factor at all. The Niners will put pressure on Aaron Rodgers and bother him just enough. The Niners already… Read More »

Niners luck out with Packers

Here is the opening to my Sunday column about the 49ers-Packers matchup: The 49ers have been getting some bad news lately. Justin Smith is playing with one arm and their place-kicker, David Akers, forgot how to kick. Well, Akers is their place-kicker if he survives Jim Harbaugh’s kick-off against Billy Cundiff and manages to keep his job. But on Saturday night, the Niners got great news. They will play the Green Bay Packers next Saturday at home in their first… Read More »

My Super Bowl pick

For my Monday column I picked the team I think will win next Sunday’s Super Bowl. I believe the game comes down to a simple equation — Aaron Rodgers vs. the Steelers’ defense. I also think it will be a hard-fought, physical game and I think it will be an interesting game. It is additionally interesting for 49ers’ fans because San Francisco could have had Rodgers and because Pittsburgh plays the kind of hard-hitting football Mike Singletary wanted to play… Read More »