"Frustration. We feel like we fought our asses off to get to this game, to get in the playoffs, and we felt like it was our time," Sitton said. "We've got Aaron back, and we've been confident. It's frustrating. We thought we could make a run here."
--"I think it says a lot about our defense in how we can step up and make plays when it is time. We just stayed consistent and we didn't panic. A lot of teams don't know what to do when someone starts to drive on them, and they mess up. We didn't hit the panic button and that had something to do with why we came out with a win." -- LB Aldon Smith, on forcing a field goal on Green Bay's final drive.
--"I don't think you realize, I'm one of his biggest fans. That guy is amazing, and I'm so blessed to have him on this team. I'll never forget him coming in during the offseason. I wasn't really familiar with who he was at first, but as the offseason went on and getting to know him, he's a great guy, so to see all the success he's having thus far and to know the man he is, I'm truly blessed to have him on this team." -- 49ers LB Patrick Willis, on PK Phil Dawson.
--"It hurts. Yeah, it hurts." -- Packers coach Mike McCarthy, on Green Bay's fourth straight loss to San Francisco.
--"Tomorrow is the toughest day of the year because it's the end and guys go their separate ways. Today's probably tied for the toughest, as well. It's the last time this group of guys is going to be together. It's frustrating. We did some great things this year but we came up a little short." -- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.