Found January 15, 2012 on
Thankfully, Vernon Davis had access to a thesaurus or at least has a wide enough vocabulary to come up with alternate words for "catch." Originality is not one of sports' strong points when it comes to christening great moments. In Boston, "The Steal" refers to Dave Roberts' ninth-inning stolen base in Game 4 for the 2004 ALCS, or John Havlicek's series-saving interception in Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals, depending on one's generation. In Chicago, Michael Jordan's iconic jump shot over Craig Ehlo is "The Shot," while folks went all-out and dubbed Jordan's jumper over Bryon Russell "The...

Raw Video: 49er Vernon Davis on Hero Status

Vernon Davis talks about an epic finish and the game ahead at Candlestick.

Live Update: 49ers strike first

Quarterback Alex Smith connects with tight end Vernon Davis for a 49-yard touchdown pass with 2:08 left in the first quarter.

NY Giants face tough challenge in NFC Championship with physical San Francisco 49ers defense that punished New Orleans Saints

PAUL SAKUMA/APVernon Davis and Niners are ready to celebrate after upsetting SaintsBy Hank Gola - NY Dailynews 1/16/12

Nobody Loves Alex Smith. Even teammates.

Did you know it’s the saddest day of the year?  No, seriously, not just for Packers fans wondering what the hell just happened yesterday, literally, according to scientists and researchers and ****, it’s supposedly “Blue Monday”.  The saddest day of our year.  You can read about it here. So I’m here to help.  I still can’t believe what I witnessed yesterday at Lambeau...

One great game; one great letdown

One of the greatest football fourth quarters ever ended spectacularly Saturday — not when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith connected with tight end Vernon Davis for the game-winning touchdown, but just after. Davis, a huge, tough man, took off his helmet and burst into tears of joy, tears that betrayed how hard he and his teammates had worked to get to this point, to...

Football. Six Former Terps in NFL Playoffs

Former Terps Lance Ball, Vernon Davis, Da'Rel Scott, Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Madieu Williams will be in action this weekend.

49ers Shock the Saints 36-32, Advance to NFC Championship

Talk about heart stopping.  The San Francisco 49ers win over the New Orleans Saints in the final seconds will always be remembered in franchise history.  How the touchdown from Alex Smith to Vernon Davis that propelled the 49ers to the NFC Championship will be referred to is still waiting to be written.  My vote is for The Catch 3.0.  Before the game the 49ers were not given...

Niners' late heroics stun Saints, 36-32

What a way to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of "The Catch." Joe Montana to Dwight Clark then. Alex Smith to Vernon Davis now. Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.

Alex Smith's 14-yard TD pass staggers New Orleans

What a way to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of "The Catch." Joe Montana to Dwight Clark then. Alex Smith to Vernon Davis now.

Who’s Got It Better

The 49ers showed they belong in the conversation with the best teams in the league with a thrilling 36-32 victory yesterday. Some might even call the game a shootout, which barely anyone would expect the 49ers to be able to even manage, let alone pull out a victory against New Orleans. The Saints have one of the highest powered, explosive offenses the NFL has ever seen. Quarterback...

San Francisco 49ers KO Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Alex Smith's 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis wins it in final seconds

Alex Smith out-duels Drew Brees in 49ers’ new coronation

Many will take the Vernon Davis touchdown catch from Alex Smith with 14 seconds left in the San Francisco 49ers' divisional round win over the New Orleans Saints and compare it to "The Catch," the pass from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark that happened 30 years and a few days ago and started the Bill Walsh 49ers dynasty by propelling the franchise to its first Super Bowl...

Special teams come through with big plays

SAN FRANCISCO – Jim Harbaugh's first words following the 49ers' first playoff win in nine seasons were for last-second heroes Alex Smith and Vernon Davis.
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