Yes, San Francisco won at Green Bay against an Aaron Rodgers-led offense in the season opener, then beat Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Nov. 25.
Yet fellow linebacker Ahmad Brooks isn’t sugarcoating the challenge ahead of stopping Brady and Co.
‘‘You got to,’’ he said. ‘‘If you don't, then he'll tear you apart.’’
Notes: WR Mario Manningham, who missed last Sunday’s win against the Dolphins, is still nursing an injured right shoulder. He caught balls during Thursday afternoon’s practice. ‘‘I'm getting there,’’ Manningham said, patches from an electric stimulation machine attached to the shoulder as he walked through the locker room. ‘‘Taking it day by day. We'll see.’’ ... Aldon Smith announced Thursday he will donate $5,099 for each of his regular-season sacks to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and The Peninsula. He said he has never spoken to nor met Strahan.
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