Niners perform under pressure of playoff push
December 26, 2011 at 7:30 PM • Comments
The 49ers set up a simple scenario to claim the NFC's No. 2 playoff seed by performing under pressure last week with two determined, defense-led victories in a span of six days. Impressive wins over the Steelers and Seahawks leaves the Niners needing only to beat lowly St. Louis in Sunday's season finale to get a coveted first-round bye – unless a Monday loss by New Orleans gives it to them first.