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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:06:55 CST
Obviously this is now a moot point thanks to Kyle Williams and other San Francisco struggles, but this struck me as somewhat odd when watching NFC Championship. First of all, officials usually let a bit more slide in terms of excessive celebration and unnecessary roughness in the playoffs. For the most part, referees would rather not have a flag like that affect the outcome...
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:58:10 CST
In the days after New York’s stunning dismantling of the hitherto near perfect Green Bay Packers a number of 49ers players (Vernon Davis, among them) were candid in their assessment of the game, and admitted that they were cheering for the Giants to beat the Packers.
The reasons, really, were practical. If the Packers won the [...]
With a record-setting day and the winning touchdown in his playoff debut, Vernon Davis left no doubt he is indeed a winner.
Offense: The 49ers only have one serious weapon in the passing game, tight end Vernon Davis. He catches three passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns, but it's evident at the end of the game that the 49ers need more help in the passing game. Grade: C
DNL’s Ralph Vacchiano was on the air this week and provided his three keys for the Giants if they are to advance to Super Bowl XLVI…
1) Control Vernon Davis
2) Keep pressure off Eli
3) Stop the Run
The 49ers need a third weapon in their passing game. The Giants won't let Vernon Davis get loose as he did against the Saints. They'll pay a lot of attention to Michael Crabtree, too. Delanie Walker may need to step forward.
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Both defenses came out to play in a game reminiscent of the 1990 NFC championship game between these 2 teams. On a sloppy field neither offense could get going on each of their first possession.
On the 49ers second drive starting at their own it took just 2 plays for Alex Smith to find his favorite Tight...