The NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco.
The pivotal game between the 49ers and Seahawks will be without a few key players. As a whole though, both teams are relatively healthy and have to be pleased heading into this important rematch.
The Niners return a group that started every game together during last season’s run to the Super Bowl, and they’re determined to take that success even further.
San Francisco 49ers fans know all too well that it’s been 18 years since the team has gone to the Super Bowl. So it’s not too surprising that so few people in the organization has any experience with the phenomenon of Super Bowl week.
The NFC’s all-pro offense features Packers QB Aaron Rodgers handing the ball to AP and tossing it to Megatron. Who else?
San Francisco had the most players selected, nine, including six from its second-ranked defense.
The Monday Night Game between the Cardinals and 49ers will go far in determining the eventual NFC West winner. Both teams are healthy for the most part, but the Cardinals have so many players banged up, that they will be in trouble if any injuries pop up in the course of the game. The biggest concern for Arizona will be the health of their quarterback who comes into the game already nicked up, and with an offensive line that has allowed the most in the NFL in sacks.
With both teams more or less at full strength, the Thursday Night Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks will be competitive to say the least. Both teams have a lot to prove and, outside of a few pieces, both will have their full rosters at their disposal.
The 49ers and Patriots each placed eight players on the 2012 Pro Bowl rosters, followed by the Ravens and Packers, who had eight players selected.
After surrendering a staggering 18 sacks in the past three games, the 49ers (10-3) are facing the prospect of playing without left tackle Joe Staley for the Monday night matchup against the Steelers (10-3).