Vernon Davis snags significant touchdown

Brian Tinsman
October 14, 2018 - 1:58 pm
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With his first-quarter touchdown, Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis moved up the all-time list for scores by a tight end and furthered his run of success with quarterback Alex Smith.

Davis came into the game tied with Redskins legend Jerry Smith with 60 receiving touchdowns, good for seventh-best among NFL tight ends. His catch allowed him to take sole possession of seventh, and just one behind Shannon Sharpe for sixth all-time:

The touchdown pass also marked the 31st from Alex Smith, as the duo hooked up for the first time in Washington after years together in San Francisco. Davis is by far Smith's favorite end zone target in his career, catching 10 more scores than the second-place Travis Kelce during his time with the Chiefs.

This was a connection that Redskins brass envisioned when trading for Smith this offseason. Look for many more touchdown opportunities this season to end up in the arms of No. 85.

 

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