The 49ers swept their season series against the Rams due to the play of the defense. While all phases of the team chipped in, it was the San Francisco defense that ensured that they maintain control of their playoff destiny as the 49ers won their second straight game.
Despite the long list of names on the 49ers injury report, the fact remains that they are getting healthier. The Rams, on the other hand have a few players getting over concussions that may not be available Sunday.
The big news around 49er camp this week is that Michael Crabtree has been activated. For a team that has struggled to throw the ball, the return of their only Pro Bowl receiver from a year ago is big news, and makes San Francisco a well-rounded team.
The 49er passing attack looked resurgent Monday night in a blowout win over the Redskins and now the offense will get another boost with the return of Michael Crabtree anticipated for next week.
The three 49ers defeats this season have all had something to do with the passing game. While they are far from a championship contender with an unbalanced offense the team shouldn’t be concerned. In two weeks, San Francisco will be a far different team from a passing standpoint, and all the critics that are now jumping ship will be fighting to get back on the bandwagon.
The 49ers were held to three field goals and 151 yards total offense in a 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
Michael Crabtree has been cleared to practice, which means that he should be back on the active roster and playing in games sometime this month. His return, along with the recent activation of Mario Manningham mean the 49ers are finally full strength, and ready to take on all challengers.
When the San Francisco 49ers lost two games in a row this season, falling to 1-2, some called them the most disappointing team in the NFL. After winning a couple of games and having injured players return to the roster, the 49ers are now primed to remind the rest of the NFL why they were so many people’s preseason Super Bowl pick.
Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
With the 49ers sputtering out to a 1-2 start in 2013, everyone is trying to figure out what is wrong with the team many had picked to be the NFC representative in the Super bowl. While most theories are around the offense that has failed to put up points, the real concern is a 49ers defense that is running out of bodies.