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Wild-Card Matchups: N.F.C.

Wild-Card Matchups: N.F.C.

nytimes.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
The Packers get another shot at the Vikings, while Robert Griffin III and the Redskins face the Seahawks, and the Falcons and 49ers have byes.
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  • 49ers will “evaluate” after two more David Akers misses

    49ers will “evaluate” after two more David Akers misses

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The 49ers have two weeks before their next game, which gives them ample time to figure out what to do about their kicker. David Akers missed two field goal attempts in the first half of the game, from 44 and 40 yards, to continue an awful season for som…
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  • Niners wrap up NFC West behind Crabtree

    Niners wrap up NFC West behind Crabtree

    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.
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  • 49ers clinch NFC West title with 27-13 win

    49ers clinch NFC West title with 27-13 win

    Having Alex Smith finish off a game was an expected outcome a few months ago. The fact he was the 49ers victory cigar, brought on to relieve starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a bit of a twist in their 27-13 win over the Cardinals. They clinched …
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  • 49ers doing their part in push for bye

    49ers doing their part in push for bye

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The 49ers are doing what we all expected them to do, and they’re close to earning a much-needed bye week in the process. They’ve pulled out to a 24-6 lead in the fourth quarter, leaving them pulling for the Vikings. If Minnesota holds on to beat Green
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-49ers Recap 02:30

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-49ers Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - 49ers postgame press conference 06:41

    49ers postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    49ers react following game with Cardinals
  • Video - 49ers Wrap Up NFC West Title 00:32

    49ers Wrap Up NFC West Title

    Dec 30
    Michael Crabtree had 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns to lead the 49ers past the Cardinals 27-13.
  • Video - Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 00:45

    Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Dec 30
    The San Francisco 49ers easily defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 and clinch the NFC West and a first-round bye.

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