Frank Gore and Vernon Davis have never felt better as members of the San Francisco 49ers.
A day after overcoming a 20-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, to win a second road game on the team’s 10-day road trip, both prominent play-makers said Monday was the best they’ve felt about their team in their NFL careers.
Gore has played in 88 games with the 49ers; Davis has played in 76 games.
Sunday’s remarkable comeback win, which featured Gore’s season-high 127 rushing yards and game-tying touchdown and Davis’ four-catch, 45-yard, 1-touchdown catch performance, was the biggest win for both players in 49ers uniforms.
“It is,” Davis said when asked if it’s the best he’s felt as a 49er. “One of the best victories I’ve had since I’ve been here pretty much. It was amazing, just being on the road and getting two victories. Coming back with two victories, man, it’s just an amazing feeling.”
“It feels good,” Gore said. “We’re 3-1, two games up in our division, that’s big.”
Both players were happy to be home, but made sure to thank the people of Youngstown, Ohio for great hospitality shown to the team during their stay after a road win in Cincinnati.
“Those 10 days, we made it a plus for us,” Gore added. “I had a pretty good time in Youngstown, we had great food at the team dinner and the people at the hotel were very nice and did their best to make sure we were happy.”
Davis, too, enjoyed the atmosphere in the Midwest. Like many of his 49ers teammates, Davis was surprised of how big of a following the team has in the home city of team ownership.
“It was like a football country, pretty much,” Davis said. “It was pretty amazing I must say.”
Davis felt like the team was on a mission during the road trip, with only one objective, win the two road games. Having accomplished what the team set out to do is a great feeling for Davis and his teammates.
Now, the 49ers will look to win their second home contest of 2011 this Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into town for the second consecutive season. The Bucs were the only team to shutout the 49ers last season, when they were victorious 21-0 in a Week 11 matchup.
“It’ll be a big game,” Gore said. “It’s a good team. A young team, playing great, but we’re also doing our thing, too. We gotta’ build off these last two weeks, big wins, now we back home trying to get another win.”
A home game means the 49ers Faithful will be out to support the NFC West division leaders.
Gore is relishing the opportunity to play in front of the home crowd after being away the past two Sundays.
“I love the fans here. They’ve been 100-percent behind us,” he said. “I’m in my seventh year here and there’s been some tough times. I think the fans are great here. Now, through these four games we’ve given them something to be happy about and that’s a plus.”
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