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49Ers hold off Rams 34-27, clinch No. 2 seed

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St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo walks off the field following the Rams 34-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo walks off the field following the Rams 34-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson
St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long hangs his head during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. The 49ers won 34-27. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long hangs his head during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. The 49ers won 34-27. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon celebrates after running for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon celebrates after running for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon dives into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon dives into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Crabtree caught two touchdown passes, one from kicker David Akers on a perfectly executed trick play, helping the San Francisco 49ers withstand a late rally by the St. Louis Rams and wrap up the No. 2 playoff seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in a 34-27 victory Sunday.

Crabtree and Vernon Davis had big days for a team short of pass catchers and Tarell Brown had a pair of interceptions that led to touchdowns as the 49ers (13-3) beat the Rams (2-14) for the second time the last five games.

The 49ers held St. Louis to just 157 total yards in a 26-0 victory that clinched the NFC West in Week 12 but were hanging on at the finish of the rematch after the Rams scored two touchdowns in just 13 seconds late in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to seven points.

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