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Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.
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Vernon Davis' last-minute TD catch caused fans to jump for joy in San Francisco and on Twitter. See what current and former NFL players had to say about the 49ers TE's winning grab.
Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.
50) Count "Wow, I'm glad the Fox 3-man team with Tony Siragusa is doing this game" as another sentence that has never been heard in English49) The hit on Pierre Thomas and subsequent fumble more of less changed the entire game and season48) It's only helmet to helmet if the offensive player is a QB or WR47) That's the Vernon Davis that I overpaid for in fantasy...
Since both the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers kept battling back and forth throughout the whole game, several plays could have been turning points in the game, until the other team came back with a great play of their own. This article examines several of the big plays that took place during this exciting playoff matchup.
The first potential turning point play cameâ...
The Saints havenâ€™t lost a game since the day before Halloween, but Alex Smith and Vernon Davis scared the pants off of them.
Powered by Smith, who threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and another on the ground, the 49ers defeated the Saints 36-32.
TD passes to Vernon Davis (seven catches, 180 cards) and Michael Crabree [four catches, 25 yards] and a David Ackers field...
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