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Rusher Charles Omeniho leads the undisclosed pass to the 49ers

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When the San Francisco 49ers needed a game-changing defensive play in the opening game of the playoffs, they weren’t one of the first three All-Pros to pitch.

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Instead, it was hidden-pass rusher Charles Omeniho, who appears to have a knack for making it to the playoff stage.

Omenihu’s stripping sack against Geno Smith helped San Francisco take control in the second half of last week’s 41-23 wild card victory over Seattle and it was just the last big postseason play he made in San Francisco’s shortstop.

“We’re all big players, so it doesn’t matter who goes up,” he said. “Thank God I was able to. In the year and a half that I’ve been here, I’ve been able to step up in those big games and help my team win.”

Omenihu had two sacks against the Seahawks in a performance reminiscent of how he played last year in the wild card round in Dallas when he had 1 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble.

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