49ers more prepared for playoffs this time
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By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Andy Lee's nerves came on a full day before San Francisco's playoff opener a year ago, not just leading up to his first punt as is typically the case each game. Tight end Vernon Davis was surprised at his butterflies stepping onto the NFL's big stage for the first time, too.
Last January, most of the 49ers had never been part of a playoff game and were suiting ...
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