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Michael Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yards and finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a second straight NFC West title with a 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Colin Kaepernick overcame a slow start to throw for a career-best 276 yards and two TDs as the Niners (11-4-1) did their part to control the postseason picture -- but were still waiting on Green Bay's result at Minnesota to know whether they would earn the NFC's No. 2 seed.
Frank Gore ran for a 2-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter for his franchise-best 51st touchdown rushing.
Brian Hoyer went 19 of 34 for 225 yards and a late TD toss in his first career NFL start as Arizona's fourth quarterback. The Cardinals (5-11) lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games in what might have been Ken Whisenhunt's final game as coach.
Source: Associated Press
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There's a downside to receiver Michael Crabtree's career-best performance in the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns tossed his way by quarterback Colin Kaepernick may reveal just how one-dimensional the 49ers offense has become, hardly the image a Super Bowl contender wants to carry into...
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports that the 49ers will release RB Brandon Jacobs Monday.
The team elected to suspend Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season after he publicly complained about his role with the team. Jacobs, 30, has said that the only team that he’ll even consider playing for at this point is the Giants, but with their season over and...
Three seasons without a playoff appearance was too long for Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.
As first reported by ESPN, Whisenhunt and Graves were fired Monday after a 5-11 season marked by only one victory in the final 12 contests.
The dismissal finish marks the end of Whisenhunt's six-year tenure that included the only Super Bowl...
Ken Whisenhunt's six-year tenure as Arizona Cardinals head coach is over.
Whisenhunt, the only coach to take the team to the Super Bowl, was relieved of his duties on Monday, along with six of his assistant coaches staff and general manager Rod Graves.
Whisenhunt had a 45-51 regular-season record with the Cardinals, including a 5-11 mark this season. He led the team to back...
The Arizona Cardinals will visit the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17. FOX will carry this game which has a 4:25 pm EST kickoff.
San Francisco will look to win their second consecutive NFC West title against a team which has never found the right quarterback.
What is the point spread in the 49ers and Cardinals game? The 49ers are 16.5 point favorites against the Cardinals. The over...
The Arizona Cardinals have fired general manager Rod Graves after another disappointing season.
Cardinals Gm Rod Graves fired.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
The Cardinals have too many issues at the quarterback position as well as on their offensive line that never got addressed.
There’s also a chance head coach Ken Whisenhunt could get fired as well.
Bare-chested Joe Staley and Mike Iupati jumped up and down wearing only their shorts, each offensive lineman doing his best to will the Vikings to victory from afar. The 49ers — sporting fresh red NFC West champion caps after beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 on Sunday — crammed into the cozy confines of their locker room and became Minnesota's fiercest cross-country cheering section.
The Arizona Cardinals fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, according to multiple reports. The moves come after a 5-11 debacle in 2012 that saw the Cardinals start four different quarterbacks. Arizona finished the season with Brian Hoyer, who was signed off the street in December, starting at San Francisco on Sunday. The Cardinals began the season 4...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The list -- best categorized, for the moment, as early rather than short -- includes a well-known victim of Mondays Black Monday purge.
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Okay, the original plan was to rate Arizona quarterbacks in some sort of sequential hierarchy since the Cardinals moved from St. Louis to Tempe, Arizona in 1988.
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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...
Quick-hit game notes from San Francisco’s regular-season ending 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, along with 49ers' playoff information: