The defense stole the show on Monday night against the Steelers, but Vernon Davis and the 49ers offense provided some highlights of their own. Insider Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player.
The 49ers defense gave up 389 total yards to Pittsburgh, but all in all, it's difficult to poke many holes in a performance that limited an AFC playoff team to two field-goal attempts. Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player.
If you slow down the video of Aldon Smith's last moments before striking, it's still a blur. One scout compares Smith's innate ability to ensnare quarterbacks to a cobra springing forward violently at its prey.
Braylon Edwards has missed time this year after knee surgery and a sprained shoulder. But he was inactive Sunday, Jim Harbaugh explained, for a different reason.
Patrick Willis' hamstring has suffered no setbacks, and after "significant progress," the 49ers' defensive captain could play in Seattle on Christmas Eve.