By this point on an NFL schedule, no one is entirely healthy. But NaVorro Bowman noted the 49ers' training room this season has far fewer defensive players than in 2012, one reason he sees the stars aligning for San Francisco as the playoffs approach.
Assistants had to fight through beer-toting crowd, distance to reach team locker room
When he first looked at Atlanta's 2013 schedule, Tony Gonzalez was thrilled to see a late December rematch with the San Francisco 49ers.
They did not want overtime _ not against the Saints and definitely not against Drew Brees. So with 14 seconds left, the 49ers decided not to settle for a short field goal that would extend one of the most thrilling playoff games in NFL history.