But there is one undeniable truth that revealed itself over the weekend: A healthy Crabtree is the answer the 49ers needed to make a return trip to the Super Bowl. Their path will be arduous, sure. The three remaining teams in San Francisco's path to Super Bowl XLVIII all beat the Niners in the regular season. But I believe San Francisco can beat Carolina this weekend and can beat either New Orleans or Seattle in the NFC Championship Game.
I believe Harbaugh and the Niners will be playing four Sundays from now.
Crabtree is that much of a difference-maker. He is that special.
Harbaugh obviously believes it too.
Crabtree makes the entire offense better. He makes it more multiple. Now, San Francisco can attack the entire width and depth of the field. The 49ers can attack all three levels vertically.
So, was this guy playing against the Packers (weak D)? And doesn't Kap have to be able to get him the ball?
Panthers got this.