From all of us with the San Francisco 49ers we’d like to wish you a very safe and happy New Year. Fresh off Sunday’s 27-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals, the 49ers have clinched consecutive NFC West titles and NFC No. 2 seeds.
It was a solid team effort against the Cardinals, followed by some anxious television watching as the Minnesota Vikings narrowly defeated the Green Bay Packers to give San Francisco a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Re-live Sunday’s season finale in today’s roundup of the top 49ers headlines from the Week 17 victory.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle detailed the growing on-field relationship between Michael Crabtree and Colin Kaepernick.
Branch also covered Ricky Jean Francois’ solid showing in place of Justin Smith at defensive tackle.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee described the anxious moments of 49ers players watching the Vikings-Packers game be decided.
CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco wrote about Justin Smith benefiting from the playoff bye as well as a game recap from the NFC West win and Crabtree doing something no 49ers player had done since Terrell Owens.
49ers.com reviewed the game in detail, looked at the team’s postseason chances the second time around under Jim Harbaugh, discussed Crabtree’s career day and also shared game photos, the Gameday cover story and a Cover 2 recap presented by AAA.
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Tags: Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Michael Crabtree, Ricky Jean-Francois
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