Patrick Willis' hamstring has suffered no setbacks, and after "significant progress," the 49ers' defensive captain could play in Seattle on Christmas Eve.
Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith: "There's no doubt in my mind that he deserves to go to the Pro Bowl. He's had that kind of season. I think he really put an exclamation point on that tonight."
The 49ers beat Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football with the kind of game the Steelers had feared coming in. Here are a sampling of comments from the visitor's locker room.
Ted Ginn left the game with an ankle sprain, leaving the 49ers without another of their top receivers. Interestingly enough, it wasn't injury that kept Braylon Edwards out of the game.
The lights went out twice, but after the game Jim Harbaugh wanted to focus on the quality of football played by the 49ers, as they dominated one of the league's top teams before a national audience.