Patrick Willis

49ers 2014 Season Marred By InjuriesAs the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn't haunt them next season.
Durkin: Know Your Opponent -- San Francisco 49ersInjury and suspension have left the 49ers defense shorthanded, but it's still stout.
49er Defense Must Stop Run, Create Turnovers To Defeat SeattleWhen the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
NFC All-Pro Selections - DefenseDefense wins championships. But these days it's a certain kind of defense. Check out our NFC all-pro defense to see who excels.
Silverman: Ware, Polamalu, Johnson Among Most Valuable Non-QBsIn most cases, the team’s best or most important player is usually its quarterback. In this piece, we will look at the eight most irreplaceable non-quarterbacks in the league.
Silverman: Top 10 NFL Defensive PlayersLess than a month from now, the Chicago Bears and the rest of their brethren around the National Football League will be strapping on the pads to prepare for the 2012 season.