STEVE REED
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January 13, 2014
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Crabtree’s presence huge in 49ers’ 23-10 win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Crabtree only had three catches for 26 yards in San Francisco’s 23-10 NFC divisional playoff win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. His numbers, however, hardly told the whole story of his contribution. The 49ers (14-4) made it seven straight wins since Crabtree returned from a torn Achilles on Dec. 1. Anquan Boldin said Crabtree was one of the reasons he was able to spring free and catch eight passes for 136 yards, saying the Panthers turned their attention to double-covering Crabtree after his big game the previous week in a wild-card win at Green Bay. …

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