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49ers' Vernon Davis clicking with Colin Kaepernick

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 19-20 - FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) celebrates after scoring on a 35-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in San Francisco. Davis caught touchdown passes of 61 and 35 yards and finished with a career-best 180 yards receiving in a 32-20 victory last Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

And Davis didn't even play one of those games, sitting out a 27-7 loss to Indianapolis with a hamstring injury to have his streak of 98 straight games played snapped.

Not that Davis is necessarily counting his numbers at this stage. He does know that he and Kaepernick have found a nice groove together at last. Davis said he struggled to click initially with Kaepernick in 2012 when the quarterback took over the starting job from Alex Smith in November.

Davis caught touchdown passes of 61 and 35 yards against the Cardinals, his second TD catch of at least 60 yards in as many games after he had a 64-yarder in a 34-3 rout of Houston a week earlier.

"I just run, man. I feel like I've gotten faster," Davis said, chuckling in near disbelief. "I feel like it, but there's no telling. I'm just out there running because that's my biggest asset, my speed. I use it the best way I can and I continue to get open and help this team win."

He showed off his speed and more on one spectacular leaping, over-the-shoulder catch along the sideline that even had Harbaugh shaking his head, stunned. Davis has practiced that very catch daily for five years with assistant athletic trainer Nate Breske — and Davis gave Breske a shoutout after Sunday's game.


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