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49ers wideout Michael Crabtree hopes to carry career season into playoffs against Packers

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    FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2012, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates with wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) after they connected on a 49-yard touchdown pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco. This playmaking, go-to tandem is on quite a roll for the 49ers, and they are determined to keep it that way right into February. Crabtree looks to carry his career season into the next phase: Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The Associated Press

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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) runs after a reception during NFL football practice in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The 49ers are scheduled to host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

Michael Crabtree realizes the moment he starts thinking about just how much zip is coming on each pass from Colin Kaepernick, that's when he might wind up missing the ball.

This playmaking, go-to tandem is on quite a roll for the San Francisco 49ers, and they are determined to keep it that way right into February.

These two sure have been making things look easy ever since Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback for San Francisco midseason. Coach Jim Harbaugh and the rest of the offense are counting on more of the same for the Niners (11-4-1) come Saturday night's divisional playoff game against Green Bay at Candlestick Park.

Crabtree produced a career year and left his forgettable 2011 playoffs in the past.

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