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Packers aren’t sure what to expect from Randy Moss

Randy Moss

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


The Packers defense doesn’t know what to expect from Randy Moss, but the know what they don’t want him to do.

That’s what makes the game that much fun,” cornerback Tramon Williams said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “People want to come in and see the old Randy Moss. They want to see the guy who goes up the field and makes great catches over guys and that’s the mystery of it.

“You don’t know what you’re going to get. You don’t know if you’re going to get that or if you’re going to get a different Randy.”

The mystery is reasonable. The 49ers have had only glowing reports, but it’s hard to know what he’s got left for sure until you see it in a regular season game.

In the past, he’s played some of his best games against the Packers.

He’s played 14 games against the Packers, with 1,273 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

Then again, he’s 35, and all but one of those games were eight years ago.

The one in particular keeps coming back to mind, the January, 2005 game in which he faux-mooned the crowd.

“I can remember him wiping his butt on the goal post. I can remember that,” Packers safety M.D. Jennings, who was 16 at the time, said. “I was excited to see that happen. When you see someone do things like that, it’s crazy.

“That’s like a slap in the face if someone comes in your house and does something like that. So we have to keep him out of our end zone and not give him a chance at any celebrations.”

Time may take care of that, as there’s no recent work on which to base a high expectation.