Found January 20, 2012 on Miami Herald:
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ted Ginn, safety Dashon Goldson and linebacker Patrick Willis are listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants.

Patrick Willis' mentoring helps NaVorro Bowman

(01-20) 21:14 PST - Call it the linebacker lineage, an ongoing mentorship program in the heart of the 49ers ' defense. Just as Takeo Spikes guided Patrick Willis early in his NFL career, so too does Willis watch out for NaVorro Bowman. Bowman clearly can hold his own on the football field,...

Niners' Willis questionable with knee after limited practice

San Francisco 49ers linebacker All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis was listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championshp Game against the New York Giants.

Patrick Willis Held Out of Practice

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was held out of practice on Thursday because of a knee injury.  It doesn’t seem like the 49ers are concerned about Willis possibly missing Sunday’s game. Also missing practice for the 49ers were Tarell Brown (thigh),  Ted Ginn (knee) and Jonathan Goodwin (calf).

Momentum could push G-Men to Super Bowl

The New York Giants have two huge advantages going into their NFC Championship showdown Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Momentum. And recent NFL history. "I think they're on a winning streak," Niners linebacker Patrick Willis said. "So, I don't think too much has worked in other teams' favor." You know what else hasn't worked in other...

Giants brace for Niner 'D'  

Linebacker Patrick Willis, the surest tackler for the San Francisco 49ers, stands 6-foot-1, weighs 240 pounds and wraps his tattooed arms around running backs and wideouts with unrelenting efficiency, violently wrestling them to the ground. Willis, who mans the inside, brought hard-charging running backs to the turf with regularity this season. His 97 tackles during the season trailed...

Willis’ struggles lead to ultimate success

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis is the 49ers’ defensive weapon of choice and winning the NFC Championship game Sunday against the Giants would write another incredible chapter in his amazing life of overcoming all odds. “My story just tells people that regardless how bad the situation is don...

NFC Championship: Six 49ers who must step up

Everybody knows the list of usual suspects the 49ers will be relying upon in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game – front-line producers such as Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Justin Smith and Patrick Willis, the same guys who’ve been doing it all season. But to make it to the Super Bowl, it may come down to what the 49ers get from a handful of complementary players who must step up against the Giants.

Ted Ginn misses practice again

San Francisco’s already weak wide receiver group may be short a player on Sunday against the Giants. Ted Ginn was among the 49ers who missed Thursday’s practice, according to Matt Maiocco of Patrick Willis (hamstring) and center Jonathan Goodwin (calf) also missed the portion of practice open to the media, but they don’t seem…
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