Q: Does this defensive front compare to, at all, Kansas City or St. Louis at all?**
Jackson:"I couldn't really compare them to anyone else. They're pretty good; they're good up front."
Q: What is it like for you getting back into the flow of things last week?
Jackson:"[Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano] had told me to expect to play. I didn't know how much or when I was going to, but I felt a little rusty at first, just with the weeks that I was out, just to get back into the swing of things, but it felt good to just get back to working."
Q: Was is it a tough thing sitting out after you had some positive momentum going early in the season? To miss those three games, was it tough mentally?
Jackson:"Yeah. For one, I always want to feel like I'm a part of the team. Even though I was out, guys still looked me in, but I wanted to feel like I was contributing to the team and helping them out. Me sitting out, I didn't feel like I was doing that."
Q: How would you evaluate how you've done this year?
Jackson:"I feel like I've done pretty good. There's room for a lot of improvements, in every aspect of my play style I can get better in. I'm never satisfied with that."
Q: There's a lot of talk about this game being a rivalry. Have you guys talked about that during the week? Do you understand the importance of this game for the fans?
Jackson:"Oh yeah, definitely. Coach told us the importance of it, and it's the Battle of the Bay. We have this bragging right for a whole year if we win this game."
Q: Everybody says it's going to be physical; that must make you smile?
Jackson:"Yeah, definitely. Oh yeah."
Q: How much do you expect to get matched up against Justin [Smith]?
Jackson:"A lot. He plays on my side a lot. It's going to be a good match-up."
Q: Do they do a lot of stunting over with he and Aldon [Smith] or are they pretty straightforward?
Jackson:"At times they will, depending on the situation in the game."