Another big day for Boldin as 49ers beat Rams

8:27 PM, Dec 1, 2013   |    comments
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) tries to break free from the hold of St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) after making a catch in the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 23-13. (PHOTO: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Anquan Boldin caught nine passes from Colin Kaepernick, Michael Crabtree made his long-awaited season debut six months after Achilles tendon surgery, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the St. Louis Rams 23-13 on Sunday.

Kaepernick threw for 275 yards and Frank Gore ran for a 3-yard touchdown as the reigning NFC champion Niners (8-4) boosted their position in the playoff picture. Crabtree had a 60-yard catch, while Vernon Davis hurdled into the end zone on a 17-yard reception.

With Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in the house, Boldin made six of his receptions in the first half on the way to his second-most productive game of the year behind his 13-catch performance in the opener against Green Bay.

Phil Dawson kicked three field goals, and San Francisco's swarming defense rattled Kellen Clemens and the Rams (5-7) all day.

The Associated Press

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