The San Francisco 49ers don't always win pretty, but they win.
The 49ers have won a series a close games, and the 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks wasn't any different.
While the San Francisco offense isn't as dominant as some of the other teams destined for the playoffs, their 12-3 record speaks for itself.
Most Clutch Player: Patrick Willis/ NoVorro Bowman, ILB/ILB
No linebacker duo is more feared than Patrick Willis and NoVorro Bowman, who have led the No. 1 ranked San Francisco defense (it wouldn't be right not to mention both players, but rookie Aldon Smith has made a giant impact with 14 sacks as well).
The defensive unit hadn't given up 100 yards to a rusher or a rushing touchdown this season until Week 16 to Marshawn Lynch.
Willis and Bowman have a combined 226 total tackles (16 for loss), four forced fumbles (five recovered), three sacks, 18 passes defended and one interception on the season.
As the 49ers continue to win close contests, Bowman and Willis are at the forefront of keeping the score low late in games (Willis hasn't suited up the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, but he should return soon).