SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick has no idea why two of his best games as a pro have come against the very team he grew up cheering for.
He has beaten the Green Bay Packers in nearly every way imaginable in two meetings over the past year. In his sensational playoff debut last January, Kaepernick used his speedy legs to run for a quarterback playoff-record 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In the season opener in September, the strong-armed San Francisco quarterback threw for a career-best 412 yards and three scores.
He is hoping for the same result by whatever means necessary Sunday, when the reigning NFC champion Niners (12-4) play in the bitter cold of Green Bay in the wild-card playoff round. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.