Niners need Davis, Crabs to play like No. 1s
Drafted in the first round three years apart, it took Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree a bit longer than expected to catch on as difference-makers in the 49ers' passing game. Davis got there a few years ago, while Crabtree gradually ascended to that lofty platform this season. The 49ers will need both playmakers to be there Saturday for a passing game lacking other true impact receiving options.