SANTA CLARA -- Having made his playoff debut last year, Frank Gore said Wednesday he's more comfortable entering the 49ers' playoff opener Saturday against the visiting Green Bay Packers.

"Last year was like, 'Oh, we made it,' after we had so many down years," Gore said. "We know we should be here. We want to get to the Super Bowl."

Gore ran for 1,214 yards this season, including a 112-yard outing in the season-opening win at Green Bay.

Gore said he's spent the past 1 1/2 weeks getting his body ready. He also watched the Packers keep Adrian Peterson somewhat contained in the wild-card round.

"They didn't let him get to the edges like in past games," Gore said.

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