San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Davis was targeted five times and was absolutely robbed on another touchdown pass when the referees completely blew an obvious holding penalty on Rafael Bush. It was still a solid game for Davis who was recovering from a concussion. On the year, he has 553 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
To conserve electricity, the 49ers are installing LED bulbs in 40 percent of the stadium lighting. But team officials canceled plans to put the high-efficiency bulbs in the huge field lights because of concerns from broadcasters that the technology might alter the color of the players’ uniforms on TV.
The first half was packed full of many wacky plays. Whether it was Jonathon Baldwin not keeping possession in the endzone, Lance Moore muffing a punt, or Corey White fumbling the ball into the endzone after an interception, the first half was excting.
Davis is still an impact player and the second-leading receiver for the 49ers. Despite the 49ers’ struggles in the passing game, Davis is averaging 65 yards per game. Davis has been targeted 54 times this year even thougyh his production being limited with injuries. The 49ers will face the Washington Redskins in Week 12 and they are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Overall, the 49ers’ defense played well in the first half. They kept the Saints offense to only 14 points, and seven of those were from a 82 yard kick return by Travaris Cadet. The defense kept Jimmy Graham in check for most of the first half. Unfortunately Tarrell Brown left the game with a rib injury, but other than that the defense had a good first half.
The offense on the other hand, was lackluster. They scored their only touchdown from a muffed punt and had one decent drive that resulted in a field goal. They were bailed out by Corey White when he fumbled the ball into the end zone which resulted in a touchback for the 49ers. Although still a very sloppy half, the offense does look a little better than last Sunday.