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Michael Crabtree tears Achilles

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree recently had surgery for a torn Achilles suffered in practice and is expected to miss at least six months. This could dramatically alter the outlook of the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry in the NFC West and dampen the Niners' Super Bowl hopes. What does this mean for San Francisco, who needs to step up, and will we see a speedy recovery with Crabtree catching passes before the season is over?

Which team will win the NFC West this season?

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  • How much does the injury to Michael Crabtree hurt the 49ers' Super Bowl hopes?

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  • Will Michael Crabtree play at any point in the 2013 season?

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  • Will Anquan Boldin, who hasn't had 1,000 yards receiving since 2009, hit the mark this season with the 49ers?

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  • Which of these players needs to step up the most in the absence of Michael Crabtree?

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