Packers Are Facing the 49ers at the Absolute Perfect Time

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The Green Bay Packers were on a bye in Week 11, which means they've had two weeks to prepare for their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, who currently hold the best record in the NFC.

The 49ers have not been playing their best football as of late. They suffered their first loss of the season to the Seahawks in Week 10 and needed a late touchdown to escape with a win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Couple that with the fact that San Francisco has been bitten by the injury bug, this is the best possible time for the Packers to play them.

The Niners have been without George Kittle, who is arguably the best tight end in the NFL, for the last two games. It's unclear whether or not he plays vs. Green Bay in Week 12, but there's a good chance he won't be at 100% if he does take the field.

Additionally, San Francisco's veteran left tackle Joe Staley has missed significant time this season and is expected to miss a couple of games after dislocating his finger in Week 10, which would mean he would be out for their game against the Packers.

Furthermore, star fullback Kyle Juszczyk suffered a season-ending elbow dislocation, another significant loss for the team.

Other key players that have recently appeared on the 49ers' injury report include Matt Breida, Emmanuel Sanders, and D.J. Jones.

So, with all that in mind, could there be a better time for the Packers to take on the Niners? The team is marred with injury and Green Bay is as fresh as they have been all year. The way this script is set, the Pack have an excellent shot at dethroning the 49ers in the NFC.