The best NFL teams currently reside in the NFC. Specifically, in the NFC West.
Two years ago, the 49ers nearly won the Super Bowl. Last year, the Seahawks did. This year, the 49ers want to finish the job.
“We must win a Super Bowl title,” 49ers tight end Vernon Davis tells NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk in an interview that will air on Tuesday. “You play this game, that’s what you play this game for. You play the game to go to the Super Bowl and that’s the only reason why we play to win and make it to the Super Bowl. So anything short of that would not be acceptable and I think my teammates know that as well.
“I mean, we’ve had multiple opportunities to make it and to win it. When we were playing back in New Orleans we played the Ravens we had a great opportunity in front of us but we just didn’t seize the moment but you know what the unique thing about it is we get another chance. We still have the same chemistry, the same guys that are back in the locker room but we have another chance to do it again.”
Recently, the 49ers tried to improve their chances by adding some depth by trading for quarterback Terrelle Pryor. But the Seahawks won out, given them arguably a better insurance policy behind the starting quarterback than Blaine Gabbert.
Then again, plenty of quarterbacks acquired by the Seahawks would make that statement true.
For the rest of the Davis interview, do what most (OK, many . . . OK, some . . . OK, a few . . . OK, maybe one) quarterbacks do and tune in to NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET. We’ll look at the 49ers’ draft needs, the Patriots’ draft needs (including an interview with owner Robert Kraft), and we’ll declare a winner for today’s poll question, appearing below.
And then leave the TV on NBCSN for Tuesday night’s NHL playoff action. It’s a doubleheader, starting with Boston at Detroit and ending with San Jose at Los Angeles.