Rough Season

For running back Willis McGahee, his 77-yard touchdown jaunt in the fourth quarter only eased some of the frustrations derived from what's on pace to be a career-worst season.

Entering the final game of the regular season, McGahee has rushed for just 647 yards and six touchdowns after gaining 1,207 a year ago. However, McGahee hasn't complained about a drastically reduced workload and has regularly heaped blame onto himself.

"Willis has handled the whole season pretty well," Harbaugh said. "He's been disappointed because things haven't worked out, I'm sure, the way he planned going in as far as number of carries and yards and all those measurable things. To me, the real measurable thing is the character that he's expressed through this whole deal.

"He's continued to work at it. He's been at every practice. He's one of the better students of the game we have. He just kept plugging, and then he gets a chance in the game."