'The Cowboy' saddles up for playoff comeback
January 5, 2013 at 9:15 AM • Comments
The 49ers' defense is that much more stingy with Justin Smith on the field. Anyone in his own locker room or elsewhere will emphatically say as much. So, perhaps the most important part of San Francisco securing a first-round playoff bye is the chance to get the defensive menace back for its playoff opener.