Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/12
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught eight passes for a career-high 172 yards and two touchdowns Sunday at Candlestick Park, as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 to capture their second consecutive NFC West title. The 49ers (11-4-1) would earn the No. 2 playoff seed in the NFC and a first-round bye if the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers. If Minnesota loses, then the 49ers would be the No. 3 seed, and they'd play the Chicago Bears in a first-round game next week. Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 28 passes for 276 yards and two scores. Arizona fell to 5-11 as quarterback Brian Hoyer, making his first career start, went 19 of 34 for 225 yards and one touchdown, a 37-yard strike to Michael Floyd with 1:59 left to play. Crabtree entered the game with 933 receiving yards and wasted little time becoming the first 49er to crack the 1,000-yard mark since Terrell Owens in 2003. Crabtree caught four passes for 1...
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