49ers linebacker Patrick Willis ready for the national spotlight

November 23, 2011|By Cam Inman

The Thanksgiving Night spotlight could belong to him.

Patrick Willis could show everyone he is the NFL's best inside linebacker.

But the 49ers' defensive star isn't approaching Thursday's game at Baltimore differently than any other game, even if he might be sharing a field with Ravens' iconic linebacker Ray Lewis.

"Anytime [you] play a football game, it's a big stage," Willis said this week. "We just want to continue what we have going on here."

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