Posted January 12, 2012 on
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Center Jonathan Goodwin has been going around San Francisco's locker room offering bits of veteran insight here and there. Playoff knowledge, Saints knowledge.
The NFC West champion 49ers have eight players who have been to the postseason previously. The New Orleans Saints? A whopping 39 before their victory over Detroit last weekend.
''I think some of the guys who didn't get a chance to go to the playoffs in the past, they're hungry,'' 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said. ''They're really hungry. I don't know what it's going to be like, I just know I'm playing in the playoffs. I try not to get too excited because I want to keep myself under control.''
That's where Goodwin comes in.
Among the key offseason acquisitions for San Francisco, Goodwin is one of those playoff-tested guys for the Niners (13-3). He won a Super Bowl ring with the Saints two years ago.
''Should be pretty fun,'' Goodwin said. ...
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The 2012 NFL Playoffs have already been chock-full of surprises and the Divisional Round should feature much more of the same. It all kicks into swing with Drew Brees and the high-flying New Orleans Saints (14-3)—fresh off scoring their third consecutive forty-five burger at the rejuvenated San Francisco 49ers (13-3) on Saturday at 4:30pm EST on FOX.
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