#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #16

Friday, December 13, 2013

#17 is here.

#16 January 14, 2012   Vernon Davis

The 49ers hadn't won a playoff game in 9 years.  That looked to end in this divisional round game when we went up 17-0 early in the second quarter on Alex Smith TD passes to Vernon Davis/Michael Crabtree.

With 4 minutees left though, the Saints had come all the way back, going up 24-23 on a 44 yard Drew Brees to Darren Sproles touchdown.

Two minutes later, Alex Smith was taking a 3rd and long 28 yards into the end zone on a planned quarterback sweep to give the Niners the 29-23 lead.

That lead held up for only 30 seconds, Brees going 66 yards to Jimmy Graham - the Saints were up again, 32-29 with 1:37 to play.

Then it was Davis - a 47 yard reception getting the Niners into position; and then on third and 4 at the Saints 14, the winning score from Smith.

180 yards receiving for Davis - and the Niners were back in the NFC Title Game.

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