The 49ers play the Giants on Sunday at Candlestick. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups per day.
WR Michael Crabtree vs. CB Corey Webster
Crabtree is having an excellent season – he’s on pace to catch 90 passes and gain about 1,000 yards.
But on Sunday he has to face Corey Webster, who absolutely shut him down last season. In two games he held Crabtree to two catches for 24 yards.
I expect Crabtree to get revenge on Sunday for two reasons: 1. He’s improving, and 2. Webster’s declining.
Crabtree couldn’t separate from Webster last season. This season, Crabtree is faster and stronger while Webster, who turned 30 in March, has lost a step. As a result, he’s given up three touchdowns in five games.