Found December 30, 2012 on
First off thank you Minnesota Vikings. They got the 49ers the No.2 seed and a playoff bye. The Vikings needed to win to make playoffs but more importantly that win gave the 49ers a much needed bye.
Now onto the 49ers game. The 49ers needed the win over the Cardinals to win the West and it started off slow, but they got clicking on all sides of the ball and beat the Cardinals 27-13.
Michael Crabtree finished the day with 8 receptions for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Michael Crabtree passed the 1000 yard receiving mark, the first since Terrell Owens.
Michael Crabtree going 150+ and 2 touchdowns was the most since Terrell Owens did it back in 2002.
Alex Smith finished out the game and was 1 for 1 on the day and with that we may have seen our last play from Alex in 49ers colors.
Aldon Smith did not get a sack, he finished the season with 19.5. One shy of the league leading total by JJ Watt (20.5) and 3.5 shy of Strahan’s record.
Frank Gore has a rushing touchdown which gave ...
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49ers DE Justin Smith mentioned that he expects to be ready to play in the team’s upcoming playoff game, even if they are playing next weekend.
“Yeah, I’d be ready to play,” Smith said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “Just go with it. That’s all you can do.”
Smith tore his triceps during Week 15′s game against the Patriots, but there’s been a reasonable...
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...
According to the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping that with enough rest and rehab, defensive end Justin Smith (partially torn triceps) will be able to rejoin them during the playoffs.
He may need surgery in the offseason to remove the bone spur. But the 49ers believe he can rehabilitate his arm to the point where he is effective in the playoffs. A first-round bye...
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...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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...
Just two months ago, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith's near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert.
Oh, how much has changed since.
The slow and steady Smith has been replaced by Colin Kaepernick, a high-risk, high-reward quarterback who coach Jim Harbaugh is counting on to lead the suddenly fragile...
Just two months ago, the 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith's near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert. Oh, how much has changed since.
While defensive end Justin Smith is doubtful to play today
against the Arizona Cardinals, tight end Vernon Davis is questionable after
being cleared to return to practice earlier in the week, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Niners defensive tackle Justin Smith (triceps) says he’ll
be ready to play next week, but he's doubtful for Sunday's regular-season finale
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...
8 a.m. ET: It all comes down to this.
While many NFL teams are shoring up for the playoffs, another pursuit awaits for those chasing individual accolades. For some of the NFL’s best players, just 60 minutes remain to break records after a long season of work.
In a year that has seen all kinds of benchmarks fall, a couple of the big ones remain. The Vikings’ Adrian Peterson needs...
Houston defensive end J.J. Watt fell two sacks short of Michael Strahan's single-season sacks record but his 20.5 sacks were still the most in the NFL this season.Fantasy Spin:Watt finished one sack ahead of 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and two ahead of Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Watt might be the most feared pass rusher in the game today. He's a leading candidate for...