"Walking into the locker room after that game, guys don't want to feel that way again," center Jonathan Goodwin said.
The 49ers face a separate challenge this time, taking on the Atlanta Falcons on the road. San Francisco, however, is more than just a year wiser. The team is doing things on offense it couldn't a season ago. The defense has been consistently sharp, minus one ugly drubbing by the Seattle Seahawks down the stretch.