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January 9, 2012
49ers: Back to the Playoffs upcoming coverage

Here's what's on tap Thursday in The Bee and at sacbee,com as we follow the 49ers into their biggest game in a decade as they prepare to play the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Playoffs on Saturday at Candlestick Park:

11zGBI.St.4.jpgTHURSDAY

Feature:Staff writer Matt Kawahara chronicles the transformation of wide receiver Michael Crabtree from a former top pick question mark into one of the key parts of an improved offense, as well as a player teammates now regard as a strong piece of the team's character and foundation. The transformation has been dramatic:

Fan Q&A: Many of you sent us questions to ask Matt about the 49ers-Saints game. His responses are being video recorded and will be on the site this afternoon. We'll send iTunes gift cards to the fans whose questions were chosen for the videos. Check it out:

ONGOING COVERAGE

49ers Blog: The latest news from the 49ers can be found on the blog updated frequently by Matt Barrows. Check out news and Matt's insights.

Twitter: Be part of the ongoing conversation.

Live Chat: On Friday, Matt will moderate a live chat, inviting fans to discuss the 49ers-Saints game in depth, sharing their opinions and asking questions that Matt will answer.




MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt 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 Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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