Michael Crabtree, whom Jim Harbaugh once said had “the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver,” leads the 49ers wide receivers in dropped passes through seven games. According to Pro Football Focus, Crabtree has dropped five of 37 catch-able balls, giving him a 13.51 percent drop rate, which also is the worst among the team's wideouts.
The 49ers enter their bye 1½ games behind in the division, coming off a humbling loss to the Broncos, with an offense that can't seem to settle on an identity and with the future of their head coach cloudy at best.
The 49ers went into Sunday's game limping like a band of zombies. But apart from one notable injury, they are expected to be in far better health when they emerge from the bye. Here's the latest on every ailing 49er:
DENVER -- The 49ers will be down a starting cornerback against the Broncos today, but it's not Tramaine Brock who has missed the last five games with a toe injury. Instead, Chris Culliver will sit out the game after suffering a hamstring strain late last week.
Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.