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The Takeaway: Kaepernick Stands Tall

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After two miserable weeks offensively, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers put together a much-needed outburst against the a struggling Washington team putting them back in the playoff picture. Inside we'll break down Kaepernick's outstanding performance, a dominant defensive effort, the pending return of Michael Crabtree and what it means going forward.

Colin Kaepernick needed a game like this in the worst way. San Francisco's quarterback has been under fire for his struggles in the team's four losses to playoff-caliber teams. It didn't matter if it came against Washington's abhorrent defense or Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" of the 70s. Kaepernick had to have a standout performance like Monday night's to avoid his team falling out of the playoff...

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