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49ers QB Has Northeast WI Backing

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For the second time in two years the Packers are facing a familiar foe in the playoffs. And for one large New London family, they're hoping for another 49ers victory.

We first introduced you to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins last January, days before San Francisco knocked Green Bay out of the playoffs. The Algiers, his mother's side of the family and the Kaepernick's, his father's family, both hail from New London. So, as you can imagine, when the schedule for Sunday's playoff match up was announced there was a little bit of excitement for the 49er fans in New London.

"I immediately sent my sister a text and said see you next week," says Kathy Algiers, Colin Kaepernick's aunt. Her sister is Colin's mom. "I sent her a message right away and just started right away with who's going, who wants to go."

According to Kaepernick's family, surprisingly, they've been able to track down tickets for the game pretty easily.

"We got four tickets," says Colin's cousin Kasey Kaepernick. "And we're right on the 49ers side right behind the bench. And my brothers are over by the tunnel so we're very happy."

And they'll be more than happy to cheer Colin and the 49ers, despite the fact they're playing at Lambeau Field, against the hometown team.

Says Kathy Algiers, "Boy, I'll tell you, once he steps foot on that field, against the Packers, there's no doubt whatsoever in my mind who I'm cheering for."

And like last time, this family that's not afraid to show their allegiance is hoping for yet another San Francisco victory.

Kasey Kaepernick says, "We're just excited it's happening again. We get to see him at Lambeau Field in a playoff game. My wife and I said we just have to do it. We have to take these opportunities and go with it because you just never know when it's going to happen again, so the chance to see your family member play at Lambeau Field in a playoff game is special."

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