With Super Bowl XLVII set to take place on Sunday, all eyes will be on which players step it up between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Everybody knows the stars of the 49ers, but the one player that could turn out to be the game’s X-Factor for the 49ers–Vernon Davis.
The pass-catching tight end didn’t live up to his normal numbers during the regular season as he only recorded one game with 100+ receiving yards, but Davis came up big in the NFC Championship against the Atlanta Falcons by catching five passes for 106 yards.
If San Francisco has any chance of beating Baltimore on Sunday–they’re going to need a big game out of Davis once again.
The 49ers’ offense has been explosive in the second half of the season since Colin Kaepernick took over the starting job at quarterback. The Ravens’ defense will be focusing most of their attention on shutting down Kaepernick, Michael Crabtree, and Frank Gore–which leaves Davis with the perfect opportunity to break out with a big game.
Davis has proven to be effective when it comes to being a pass-catching tight end, but consistency with the passing game has always been an issue for him mainly because the team already has so many weapons on offense. There’s no reason why Davis shouldn’t be able to display a big game on Sunday against the Ravens and whether or not he steps it up in the passing game could certainly turn out to be the main X-Factor for the 49ers in this one.