Vernon Davis TE SF Oct 31 '78
Vernon Davis caught five balls for a team-high 106 yards and a touchdown as the 49ers advanced to Super Bowl XLVII in Sunday's 28-24 NFC Championship Game win over the Falcons.
Davis' first big play went for 27 yards, about 20 of which came after the catch on a critical second-quarter third-and-long play. Davis had another long reception on a deep crosser negated due to penalty, but came back for gains of 19, 25, and a four-yard touchdown on the same late-first half drive, beating Falcons CB Thomas DeCoud at will. Blowing by Falcons SLB Stephen Nicholas on a third-quarter route, Davis cleared 100 receiving yards for the first time since Week 5 with a 31-yard strike. We've been saying the Niners had to get Davis re-involved in order to qualify to play in New Orleans, and that's precisely what happened. Davis now has six grabs for 150 yards in the playoffs, averaging 25 yards per catch.