Crabtree collects first career TD grab

Michael Crabtree was due for a touchdown and he scored one Sunday.

The 49ers rookie made a strong play for the ball against Packers cornerback Al Harris. I thought Crabtree pushed off slightly as the ball arrived. It looked like a veteran move to help create a little separation. It was subtle enough to avoid a call.

That's the thing about Crabtree: He shows the moxie of a player with much more experience. The 49ers are probably going to lose this game. They trail 23-10 with 7 minutes left in the third quarter. Any sort of rapport between Crabtree and Alex Smith counts as progress for the 49ers.