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49ers report card: Grading the Patriots game

Crabtree took his game to the highest level

Handing out grades to the 49ers while breaking down every unit of the team in detail for its performance in a resounding 41-34 road victory over the New England Patriots that clinched a playoff berth and marked San Francisco as a legitimate Super Bowl favorite heading into the final weeks of the regular season.

QUARTERBACKS -- Grade: A-minus Sure, there were the four bobbled-snap fumbles. Yes, there was the interception in the end zone when he failed to recognize a safety falling off another zone in coverage. But considering the body of work Colin Kaepernick produced on the biggest stage yet in his bourgeoning career as the 49ers starting quarterback, those errors end up being just little hiccups on a... Recommended Stories