The 49ers have placed ILB Patrick Willis on injured reserve with a toe injury, effectively ending his season. Willis has been out since Week 6, and found out that he needs surgery to fully repair the toe. Rookie Chris Borland, who has been doing a great job so far, will fill in. The Niners have to be disappointed and with Bowman nowhere near return yet the Niners defense will not be getting that extra help they thought they would in the end. Can they still make the playoffs?