49ers must hit the street for playoffs this season


That acquainted ''Quest for Six'' slogan has re-emerged.

The San Francisco 49ers have acknowledged for months that the
street back to the Super Bowl to chase a sixth championship would be
a challenging one particular. Now, they have to hit the road, practically - a
different path than San Francisco had the previous two seasons as NFC
West champions with a first-round bye and internet hosting home games.

The No. five seed Niners (twelve-4) are riding some critical momentum
with a six-game winning streak. They head for the bitter cold of
Green Bay to perform Sunday towards the Packers (8-seven-one), who have lost
the previous 3 meetings in what has turn into quite a rivalry Vernon Davis Jersey.

Coach Jim Harbaugh is not ready to get in touch with it so however, nonetheless, only
that this is a matchup with a talented football team he

''In terms of a challenge, our guys know the challenge http://www.49ersstoreofficial.com/Patrick_Willis_Jersey,''
Harbaugh explained Monday. ''Being in the playoffs is a opportunity at the
greatest likelihood. I never know if there is a diverse way to communicate
about the ballgame, the method is that we're going to be enjoying
at Lambeau Area next Sunday.''

The 49ers' recent run of accomplishment against Green Bay includes a
45-31 NFC divisional playoff victory final January at Candlestick
Park in which Colin Kaepernick rushed for a quarterback
playoff-record 181 yards in a sensational postseason debut.

San Francisco also beat Green Bay in each of the previous two season
openers, thirty-22 at Lambeau Field in 2012 and 34-28 this previous
September at Candlestick to kick off the stadium's farewell

Although the 49ers can understand plenty from those video games, the Niners
are most concerned with improving in numerous locations whilst staying on
this good roll.

''I've noticed in this league everyone bases it on your final
four quarters of play, which is very significantly how you happen to be taking part in at the
second,'' Harbaugh said. ''That will be judged this week. I like
our crew extremely considerably in the regard that they are a really competitive
group. They are fiery rivals.''

Kaepernick may possibly previously have the slight mental edge.

He got the best of linebacker Clay Matthews in the final meeting.
Following Matthews stated leading up to the game that the Packers spent a
huge portion of their offseason functioning to end Kaepernick and the
go through selection, he misplaced his great with a late, out-of-bounds hit on the
third-12 months quarterback in the second quarter back in September.

Afterward, Kaepernick provided this parting shot: ''If
intimidation is your game strategy, I hope you have a better 1.''

''Green Bay is a fully various group than the group we noticed
in Week 1 http://www.49ersstoreofficial.com/Jerry_Rice_Jersey, as we are,'' wide receiver Anquan Boldin mentioned. ''For us,
we would like to carry that momentum. We are in a six-game winning

And if the 49ers get by way of the wild-card round they could be
headed to the Pacific Northwest for an additional very anticipated date
with the nemesis Seattle Seahawks, who grabbed the division crown
away from the bay this yr.

''I feel we are displaying fight,'' linebacker NaVorro Bowman
mentioned. ''None of the games are going to be effortless. The situations are
going to be tight and a great deal of teams had a possibility to be in the
playoffs. So as a team we are showing battle, we are displaying grit,
we are staying focused. Teams are going to make plays but the teams
that prevail through adversity and not let factors distract them,
those are the excellent teams and we are undertaking that correct now.''

Whilst Harbaugh hadn't nevertheless spoken to huge brother, John, whose
Ravens beat the Niners 34-31 in the Super Bowl then missed the
playoffs, he understands how fleeting these possibilities can

''I feel we all comprehend the wonderful possibility we have to
be in the playoffs http://www.49ersstoreofficial.com/Joe_Montana_Jersey. We consider it really critically,'' Harbaugh said.

The 49ers insist the chill aspect won't be a factor at all.

''It's the Super Bowl on the line http://www.49ersstoreofficial.com/Justin_Smith_Jersey, coldness goes out the
window,'' Bowman stated. ''You want to be wonderful. You want to be
remembered. These are the games that you are remembered in - the
teams that fought no matter the temperature or scenario. We're
ready. This team is going to Green Bay - we have carried out it
prior to.''

Notes: CB Carlos Rogers was scheduled for an MRI exam on his
injured correct hamstring, sustained in the fourth quarter Sunday.
The 49ers re-signed CB Perrish Cox after he was minimize Friday by the
Seahawks. Harbaugh mentioned the move was planned prior to Rogers acquired
harm. ... If Rogers is out, Eric Wright would get on a bigger


AP Sports activities Author Bob Baum in Phoenix contributed to this


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