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Smith's and Davis' 49ers careers lead to one shining moment
Alex Smith and Vernon Davis entered the NFL one year apart. Their careers have always seemed to mirror one another.
Until Saturday, Smith had been labeled a former No. 1 overall bust who played well enough in 2011 to receive the ultimate backhanded compliment of "game manager."
Until Saturday, Davis' up-and-down career was best known for a Mike Singletary tirade he set off with one personal foul.
Then came Saturday's game-winning, last-minute throw and catch between the two in the 49ers' 36-32 win over the Saints in the divisional playoffs. Redemption? You bet.
Here's what Smith and Davis endured leading up to that thrilling moment.
Fisher's road to St. Louis
Jeff Fisher was hired Friday as the new head coach of the St.Louis Rams. It was Fisher's hope all along that he would return to the sidelines after his 16-year tenure with the Tennessee Titans came to an end following the 2010 season. Here's a look at what he's accomplished, which, if the Rams are lucky, might shed some light as to what they can expect in the years to come.