In the previous three games against the 49ers, the Packers had all of one takeaway - an interception by cornerback Sam Shields that he returned 52 yards for a touchdown in the first series of last year's playoff game.
"What we have to do is play the pass better," Capers said. "We have to make sure we don't give them yardage in big chunks. We weren't able to get any takeaways in that first game (this season).
"One of the things that's been encouraging about our defense over the last four weeks (is) we've taken the ball away more and in critical situations. That's what you have to do in all of the big games, but especially when you get in the playoffs. It normally comes down to that takeaway-giveaway (ratio). When you get your opportunities, you have to convert those opportunities."
--QB Aaron Rodgers isn't on the injury report this week for the first time since he sustained a broken collarbone Nov. 4. Rodgers played for the first time last Sunday after missing seven games, rallying the Packers to a dramatic 33-28 win at Chicago for the NFC North title. Rodgers goes into the wild-card game against San Francisco on Sunday with a 5-3 record in the playoffs. He ranks third in NFL history with a passer rating of 103.6 in the postseason.
--WR Randall Cobb received a positive report on the health front following his celebrated return to action in the 33-28 comeback win at Chicago to end the regular season last Sunday. Cobb, who had missed 10 games because of a broken right tibia he suffered in mid-October, was on the field for 37 of the offense's 78 snaps - the coaches were hoping to get him out there for about 20 snaps. Cobb had two receptions in the game, both for touchdowns, highlighted by his 48-yard catch-and-run play on a deep throw from Aaron Rodgers on fourth-and-8 with less than a minute left to decide the outcome.
--ILB A.J. Hawk led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 153, two short of his career high attained as a rookie in 2006. With eight tackles in the regular-season-ending win at Chicago last Sunday, Hawk ascended to the No. 1 spot in the team record book for most career tackles with 1,025, surpassing John Anderson's 1,020 from 1978-89.
--K Mason Crosby has 69 points in 10 playoff games and goes into the wild-card game against San Francisco on Sunday needing only five points to break kicker Chris Jacke's team record of 73 in postseason play.
--ILB Brad Jones (ankle) is looking to be ready for the 49ers. Jones, a starter, was held out of the regular-season-ending victory at Chicago last weekend because of a recurring ankle injury. The team didn't practice Wednesday but estimated Jones to be a limited participant on the first injury report this week. Jamari Lattimore started in Jones' absence against the Bears on Sunday.
--OLB Mike Neal (abdomen) wouldn't have practiced had the team been on the field Wednesday. With the only practices of the week slated for Thursday and Friday in advance of the wild-card playoff game against San Francisco on Sunday, it remains to be seen how involved Neal will be. The team has been careful the last several weeks about making sure he's healthy enough on game day to play. Neal has been the primary starter at left-side outside linebacker the second half of the season.
--OLB Nick Perry (foot) was considered to be a non-participant had the team held a practice Wednesday. The Packers will hold practice Thursday and Friday ahead of their wild-card playoff game against San Francisco on Sunday. Perry has been dealing with the foot injury since he sustained it in mid-October and relegated to a backup role behind Mike Neal the last two games.
--NT Ryan Pickett (knee) was estimated to be a limited participant with the team not having practice Wednesday. The veteran starter, who has endured knee soreness the last several weeks but hasn't missed a game, should be fine for the wild-card playoff matchup with San Francisco on Sunday.
SERIES HISTORY: 65th meeting. Packers lead series, 34-29-1. The familiar interdivision foes will play for the fourth time in the past two seasons. The 49ers have dominated the recent play, winning the last three games since the 2012 season opener by an average final score of 36-27. After knocking out Green Bay 45-31 in the second round of the playoffs at San Francisco last January, the 49ers prevailed 34-28 in the rematch at Candlestick Park to start this season Sept. 8. The Packers hold a 4-2 edge over San Francisco in the postseason, including wins in both meetings at Lambeau Field - 25-15 in a wild-card game in the 2001 season and 35-14 in the divisional round in Green Bay's Super Bowl-winning 1996 season.