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Patrick Willis had no chance last December to do his part in stopping Marshawn Lynch and helping keep San Francisco’s impressive streak alive: 36 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.The All-Pro linebacker missed last season’s second meeting with the division-rival Seattle Seahawks, sidelined for three games with an injured right hamstring.And San Francisco’s run of holding rushers below 100 yards ended when Lynch went for 107 in the 49ers’ 19-17 win at Seattle on Dec. 24. Now, the Seahawks star comes to Candlestick Park for Thursday night’s prime time NFC West showdown with a healthy Willis waiting on the other side of the ball.“He runs the ball hard, a very elusive guy,” Willis said Tuesday. “He’s a very hard tackle. We’re going to have to have everybody swarming to the ball and not expecting one guy to make the play. He’s by far one of the best running backs in the league and will be one of the best backs we face all year long. We’ve got to face him twice.”“Their ru
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