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Football: 49ers will use playoff bye week to get healthy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)-San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made one thing clear Monday: A playoff bye week is nothing like the break teams get at midseason.

Still, the NFC West champions are relishing some extra prep time considering all the players trying to get healthy ahead of the franchise's first playoff game in nine years.

"It feels like an advantage. How big, we'll see," Harbaugh said of the extra week. "I know this: We're not going to treat it like a vacation. It's not a midseason bye, in my view, where you can afford to come back in midseason …

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