NFL fans who are up to date will know that Patrick Willis has been the best inside linebacker in the league for the last three or four years.
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.
Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis has undergone an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring and his status for Sunday’s game at Arizona is unclear.
The Thanksgiving food drive got off to an early start in Silicon Valley today with several 49ers players on hand to help kick things off.
Not since Bill Walsh has a coach been the face of the San Francisco 49ers franchise. But this isn’t Alex Smith’s team or Patrick Willis’ team, or Frank Gore’s team. This is Jim Harbaugh’s team and they’re all drinking his Cool Aid.
San Francisco ranks fourth overall in defense and third against the run. The Niners have not allowed an opposing runner to gain more than 100 yards in 25 straight games.
The San Francisco 49ers open the preseason at New Orleans on Friday night, and even though it’s just an exhibition, the defense couldn’t be happier to have recently resigned veteran defender Dashon Goldson against Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-scoring offense.
The Oakland Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler made the 2010 NFL All-Pro first-team, and the San Francisco 49ers are represented by Patrick Willis.
49ers Pro Bowl inside linebacker Patrick Willis underwent a second surgical procedure this week on his broken right hand. He will miss a start for the first time in his four-year career in Sunday’s season finale against Arizona.
Four defensive standouts and one of the leagues all-time great punters will represent the Bay Area at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on January 30th.