The 49ers have strong representation in the Pro Bowl with four players suiting up for the game. We’ll provide a summary of each 49ers player at the conclusion of all four quarters.
Here is how the 49ers players fared in the first quarter, which ended with the AFC leading 14-10:
RB Frank Gore: He did not play in the first quarter.
P Andy Lee: Was the holder on David Akers’ 47-yard field goal with 9:24 left in the quarter, as well as an extra point.
DL Justin Smith: Entered the game at right defensive tackle on a second-and-6 situation on first drive. . . . On next play, a third-and-3, Smith bull-rushed Jets left guard Alan Faneca and knocked him on his backside. Smith, who during the season has a motor that won’t stop, stopped – as if to apologize to Faneca. While that was happening, AFC QB Matt Schaub hit Andre Johnson on a 33-yard touchdown pass. . . . He played six snaps and did not have a tackle.
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Patrick Willis: He did not suit up due to swelling in his right knee (bursitis). Jon Beason (Panthers) took his place on the NFC squad.
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