Star tight end makes Cardinals defense miserable in a career-defining game.
Vernon Davis showed hos much he means to the San Francisco 49ers offense as he had a career-high game in his side’s 32-20 win over Arizona in week six.
The 49ers improved their season record to 4-2 thanks to their third straight win, which came off the back of Davis’ outstanding effort.
Davis finished off passes to complete 61 and 35 yard touchdowns on his way to an amazing 180 yards from the game from just eight receptions.
“It’s just one of those days, when you’re in the zone,” Davis said. “It’s a beautiful thing.”
Colin Kaepernick threw for 252 yards and Frank Gore rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries for his second 100-yard game of the season.
Kendall Hunter ran for a 6-yard touchdown that sealed it for the 49ers (4-2) with 6:35 remaining.
The Cardinals day went from bad to worse when they lost star defensive end Calais Campbell to a possible spinal injury, with the key player taken from the field feeling tingling in his extremities.
“He left the field with movement and the feeling was coming back,” coach Bruce Arians said. “He had numbness. It was precautionary.”
Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was solid in his effort with 25-41 passes finding the mark for 298 yards, with the highlight being a stunning 75-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald for a touchdown.
But too often the Cards would not be able to move the chains as often as they needed to as inconsistently plagued their performance.
Fitzgerald showed no signs of the hamstring issues that have plagued him this season, as he shook off talk he would not play the 49ers, as his side is preparing to play two games in five days with the Seattle Seahawks to come to town on Thursday.
San Francisco will look to make it four on the trot when they travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans, who lost to Seattle in week six.