Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/18/14

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 14: Wide receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball after a catch against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #29 of the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
With 8:08 to go in the 2nd quarter, the scoreboard read 6-0. The offense rummaged three 1st downs, yet was stonewalled on four attempts for 3rd down conversions, resulting in three punts. A 40% passing completion, 10 rushes for 52 yards, and a missed field goal jumped off of the stat sheet. Although these numbers seemed tailor-made for the Cardinals’ last place offense, they belonged to the 49ers. Then, Colin Kapernick decided to lock in on his favorite receiver. Two straight deep balls to Michael Crabtree and the whole scope of the game changed from a frustration to first week bye. Crabtree took eight passes 172 yards, caught two TDs, and broke two T.O.… Read more
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