"It's a hard pill to swallow, being 12-4 and not having any home games," San Francisco defensive tackle Ray McDonald said, "but we're in a tough division and that happens sometimes."
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"He just comes up big all the time," defensive lineman Ray McDonald said. "It's paying off for him because he's a hard-working guy, he's always on top of his game."
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