This is the opening to my Monday sidebar on Vernon Davis.
ATLANTA — The Falcons wanted to stop Colin Kaepernick from running, and they accomplished that. Kaepernick rushed just two times for 21 yards.
The Falcons wanted to stop Michael Crabtree from scoring, and they accomplished that, too. Crabtree caught six passes for 57 yards and no touchdowns; he fumbled at the goal line.
Unfortunately for the Falcons, they forgot to stop Vernon Davis.
You may have heard of him. He’s the tight end for the 49ers. He’s the most athletic tight end in the NFL and, with apologies to the aging Tony Gonzalez, maybe of all time. For part of the season, the 49ers forgot about him, too.
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