Now that the Michael Crabtree hysteria has calmed down a bit ù at least until he suits up in two weeks at Houstonáù the San Francisco 49ers and their fans can shift their attention to the trivial matter of Sunday's game versus the 2-1 Atlanta Falcons. On the surface this looks like a trap game for the local boys. For one thing, while it's true that the Falcons were NFC West basement-dwellers during the Joe Montana glory days, they no longer reside in our humble little division, and that can't be good. Last year the 49ers went .500 in the division, but just .400 outside of it, and considering that 10 of 16 are against intra-division foes, that's not where you want to be. So far this season that trend has played out even more dramatically. 3-0 in the division, 0-1 outside of it, albeit in ...
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