bestfightstory wrote:Buff. You missed the part where you lose to the Pack in week one. No way in Hell you beat them three consecutive times and without Crabtree.
2012 Week 1: 7 catches, 76 yds, 0 TDs (Alex Smith)
2013 Divisional Round: 9 catches, 119 yds, 2 TDs (Colin Kaepernick)
The story line with Crabtree will definitely be a big one... But Vernon was really a non-factor until the NFCCG with Kaep. Plus the addition of Anquan will alleviate some of the loss. But there's no way around losing your best receiving option. I do find it interesting that Vegas didn't move our line for SB favorites (in fact, Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, LVH, actually dropped the odds from 6-1 down to 5-1... http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/6/25/4 ... s-division) and we stayed at 11.5 wins after the Crabtree injury.
Interestingly, with Gronk injuries and Hernandez's date with the big house, the Pats didn't move either.
Now, 5/6 and 11/10 are really close and Vegas is in the business of making $$ not necessarily picking the winners. They want even $$ on both sides. Still, it is interesting that losing the #1 WR didn't change the numbers, and in fact, actually improved the line.