SANTA CLARA -- Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was part of a Baltimore Ravens team that won the Super Bowl last season despite an obstacle-filled path. He said Friday that the 49ers are set up for a comparable run this season.

"I don't see why we can't," Boldin said of the 49ers rattling off three straight victories in the playoffs, beginning with Sunday's wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers, and then capturing Super Bowl. "We're suited perfectly. ... We're more than ready to make a run."

The Ravens played their first playoff game at home, then won two on the road before they defeated the 49ers in the Super Bowl last season, with Boldin playing a pivotal role.

Boldin also played for an Arizona Cardinals team that advanced to the Super Bowl. He said the 49ers have all the necessary ingredients for a Super Bowl-caliber team.

"I feel like I fell right into a good situation," Boldin said. " ... The team was hungry, and everybody wanted to get back to that game and make things right."

Boldin's superb play this season played a huge role in the 49ers posting a 12-4 record and earning the No. 5 seed in the NFC. He caught 85 passes for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns. The first two figures led the 49ers.

Hence, it's not a huge surprise that the 49ers coaches voted Boldin the winner of the Bill Walsh Award as the team's most valuable player.


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  • Cornerback Carlos Rogers participated in the stretching portion of practice Friday, but he didn't take part in any drills as a result of his hamstring injury and is questionable for the Packers game.

    "I ran on it," Rogers said as he walked by while his teammates wrapped up practice on a nearby field. "But I don't know."

    Coach Jim Harbaugh didn't go into any detail about Rogers' situation, though he confirmed that Rogers and fellow cornerback Eric Wright are questionable for Sunday.

    Rogers missed all of practice Wednesday and Thursday. He was on the field for stretching and other exercises Friday. However, he was the lone player without a helmet.

    If Rogers can't play, Tarell Brown is expected to start opposite Tramaine Brock. Brown started 10 games this season, but none since Nov. 17.

    Wright, who tweaked a hamstring in practice Wednesday, practiced Friday without showing any lingering effects from an injury that limited his participation Thursday.

    Wide receiver Michael Crabtree (quadriceps) and linebacker Dan Skuta (foot) also were limited in practice Friday. Crabtree is probable for the Packers game. Skuta is questionable.

  • Harbaugh said he nixed the idea of the 49ers spending the week on the road, if the 49ers beat the Packers, before the NFC divisional playoff game.

    "We're coming back here," Harbaugh said.

    Harbaugh said he contemplated the prospect of practicing outside California in the run up to the second-round playoff games. He used that approach once each in 2011 and '12 when the 49ers had back-to-back road games back east.

  • The 49ers are slated to practice outdoors Saturday on a field adjacent to Lambeau Field, Harbaugh said.

    The Packers practiced outside all week in anticipation of frigid weather for Sunday's game. The 49ers practiced in balmy weather the past three days.

  • Inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman was the only 49ers player selected first-team All-Pro, as voted upon by a panel of 50 writers and broadcasters appointed by The Associated Press.

    The 49ers had six players selected All-Pro first-team in 2012 and five in 2011.

    Bowman also received the Len Eshmont Award in a vote by players. This is regarded as the most prestigious honor among team awards and is presented to the player who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Eshmont, a member of the 49ers' first team.

    Tight end Vernon Davis, left offensive tackle Joe Staley, defensive lineman Justin Smith and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks were voted All-Pro second-team.

    Inside linebacker Patrick Willis wasn't selected to either of the All-Pro teams for the first time in his seven-year career.

  • The 49ers coaches awarded right guard Alex Boone the offensive linemen's Bobb McKittrick Award and Smith the Matt Hazeltine Iron Man Award.

    Rookie safety Eric Reid received the Thomas Herrion Memorial Award from coaches for making the most of his opportunity as a first-year starter.

    Running back Frank Gore, defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey and special teams ace Bubba Ventrone were honored by players and coaches as the Blue Collar Players of the Year.

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