Cardinals vs. 49ers: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 30, 2012

The San Francisco 49ers took care of business at home in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals, winning by a score of 27-13.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead, scoring on two field goals, before Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers offense came to life and blew them away the rest of the game. 

Kaepernick finished the game with 276 yards and two touchdowns—both of which went to Michael Crabtree, who had a monster game.

Crabtree caught eight passes for 172 yards and those two touchdowns, and the connection between him and Kaepernick seems to be peaking just in time for the playoffs. 

Frank Gore only rushed for 68 yards on 20 carries, but his touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave him 51 career touchdowns—making him the all-time leader for rushing touchdowns in 49ers team history. 

Aldon Smith was held without a sack, and he'll certainly be disappointed to have finished the season with 19.5 sacks after surging towards Michael Strahan's record for most of the second half of the year.

The Cardinals were pretty much shut down on offense except for rookie receiver Michael Floyd, who caught eight passes for 166 yards and the team's only touchdown. 

The Cardinals will look to regroup in the offseason and hope for better results in 2013. The 49ers will now take a week off to prepare for the NFC divisional round of the playoffs, having earned a first-round bye with this victory and Green Bay's loss at Minnesota.


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