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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...
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Vernon Davis talks about an epic finish and the game ahead at Candlestick.
Quarterback Alex Smith connects with tight end Vernon Davis for a 49-yard touchdown pass with 2:08 left in the first quarter.
PAUL SAKUMA/APVernon Davis and Niners are ready to celebrate after upsetting SaintsBy Hank Gola - NY Dailynews 1/16/12
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 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...
Former Terps Lance Ball, Vernon Davis, Da'Rel Scott, Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Madieu Williams will be in action this weekend.
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...
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.
What a way to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of "The Catch." Joe Montana to Dwight Clark then. Alex Smith to Vernon Davis now.
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...
Alex Smith's 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis wins it in final seconds
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...
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.