GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The countdown to kickoff has begun as Titletown prepares for Saturday's NFC divisonal playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.
Packers fans got in the game day spirit Friday afternoon during a pep rally in downtown Green Bay at the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza. The city of Green Bay hosted the event, which included music from the Preble High pep band and free hot chocolate from the Salvation Army.
"I think Matt LaFleur and the Packers organization are going to do whatever it takes to beat the 49ers," said Mike Lepak, Green Bay. "I absolutely think the Packers can win this game."
"Superbowl 56 here we come baby. That's a good year, because that's the year I was born," said Christopher Handler, Green Bay. "Go Pack Go!
The party continued Friday night at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village for a free Packers Everywhere pep rally.
Dozens of fans gathered to eat, drink and play games during the pre-pep rally. Sam Shields and Morgan Burnett, former Packers players, participated in a question and answer session.
"I'm hoping for a really good football game. I don't care if it's close or not, but we want to win," said Richard Taplin, Greenville.
The Packers will take on the 49ers Saturday at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is at 7:15 p.m.