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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 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.
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With David Akers missing two field goals during Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged that they’re going to “evaluate” their kicking situation. “I don’t know if we have to,” Harbaugh said when asked about possibly changing kickers. “We’ll evaluate the position. It’s his job to make the field goals.” As much as people don’t...
The San Francisco 49ers parted ways for good with running back Brandon Jacobs on Monday, an expected move after the outspoken player was suspended for the final three regular-season games.
The team said that even if Jacobs were to be claimed by another team off waivers, he would not be eligible to play during the postseason and only once the Super Bowl was done - so, that certainly...
The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have waived running back Brandon Jacobs, ending a relationship that was rocky from the start. Jacobs, who signed with the 49ers last April after playing the 2011 season with the New York Giants, appeared in two games for the 49ers and had seven yards on five carries. He was suspended by the team for the final three regular...
During an interview with the media, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn’t sound very optimistic that he’ll play in tomorrow’s game against the Cardinals.
At various points during Friday’s interview, Davis said he felt “OK” and “all right” and acknowledged “taking it easy” during practice. He sounded not at all like a player expecting to return to action.
As Jim Harbaugh sent his players into a mandatory three-day break to ''rest their minds, rest their bodies,'' San Francisco's coach and his staff began playoff preparations for the NFC divisional round in less than two weeks.
Specifically, the two-time reigning NFC West champions will focus much of their efforts on the Washington Redskins - the one team among...
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...
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...
Vernon Davis is anxious to get back on the field with the San Francisco 49ers and help them build momentum for the playoffs during Sunday’s regular-season finale against Arizona.
The NFC West belongs to the San Francisco 49ers once again. The Niners cruised past the Cardinals, while the playoff-bound Seahawks topped the Rams.
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (concussion) is active Sunday against the Cardinals.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners should look elsewhere. The 49ers tight end has just five catches on 10 targets over his last five games.
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 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is active Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL.com. Davis sustained a concussion last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks and was listed as questionable on the team's injury report. He wore a non-contact jersey during practice Friday and had to pass a concussion test before he could be cleared.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers held a pair of celebrations Sunday at Candlestick Park. After beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 and capturing their second straight NFC West title, the 49ers celebrated on the field. Then minutes later in their locker room, the 49ers watched on television as Minnesota beat Green Bay 37-34 with a last-second field goal, giving the 49ers...
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...