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Michael Crabtree's presence huge as 49ers beat Panthers 23-10 to reach NFC title game again

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."I guess they thought they were going to try and take Crab out of the game," Boldin said. "That's the good part about our offense — we have weapons all around. Try and take one guy out, we still have two, three guys left who can make big plays."The Panthers did a number on the 49ers in the last meeting.They limited Kaepernick to 91 yards passing, 16 yards rushing and sacked him six times in a 10-9 win over the 49ers on Nov. 10.B...

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