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Harbaugh: 49ers trying to 'regroup, refit and reorganize' following worst loss of his tenure

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    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh stands in the rain in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 42-13. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco 49ers NaVorro Bowman sits on the bench in the final minutes of the 42-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick walks to the sidelines in the final minutes of the the second half against the Seattle Seahawks of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 42-13. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco 49ers' Mario Manningham (82) is taken off the field on a cart after suffering an injury in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis, left, is hit by Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor, right, during a reception attempt in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) (The Associated Press)

Jim Harbaugh kept his sentences short and information at a minimum Monday, repeating a phrase he will rely on following the worst loss of his NFL coaching career: regroup, refit and reorganize.

That's all the San Francisco 49ers can do at this point.

Beat up and beat down, San Francisco's 42-13 blowout loss at Seattle cost the 49ers (10-4-1) more than just a game. They have another pair of key starters questionable with injuries, let control of a first-round playoff bye slip away and head into the regular-season finale at home against Arizona (5-10) with a slim half-game lead in the NFC West.

The only way the 49ers can secure a No. 2 playoff seed — and the first-round bye that comes with it — is a win against the Cardinals coupled with a Green Bay loss at Minnesota. And they could have to do it with tight end Vernon Davis (concussion) and wide receiver Mario Manningham (left knee) the latest starters to join a growing injury list.

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