The San Francisco 49ers' 20-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football has once again put the NFC West champions in the lead for the second seed in the NFC––the 49ers have the tiebreaker over the New Orleans Saints.
This was a grueling 60-minute battle between two strong defenses, and you know what? The matchup did not disappoint.
This wasn't going to be a flashy, pass-happy game––especially with a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger––but the matchup was intriguing nonetheless. Ben Roethlisberger did throw for more than 300 yards, but you have to take into account that the Steelers were playing catch-up in the fourth quarter.
This victory should put any doubts to rest regarding the 49ers' chances in the postseason. This is a legit postseason team that has a great chance to make some real noise in the playoffs.
With all this success, fans and analysts alike have side-swept the Braylon Edwards injury. Edwards sat out against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night and has not played in a regular season game since the 49ers' matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving Day.
A nagging knee injury has fans wondering if Edwards will ever be available for more than two games at a time.
The postseason quickly approaches, and the 49ers can ill avoid another injured receiver. The 49ers need all hands on deck at wide receiver.
Here is why I believe the San Francisco 49ers should leave Braylon Edwards off the postseason roster.