SANTA CLARA -- Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller torched the Atlanta Falcons for eight receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Miller's success last weekend portends 49ers tight end Vernon Davis having the breakout game he has waited for the past two months Sunday against the Falcons in the NFC Championship game.
Or does it?
Fellow 49ers tight end Delanie Walker said he isn't so certain.
"Teams don't play us the same way they play the other tight ends, so we'll see," Walker said. "A lot of catches, (Miller) would get open ... and no one was guarding him."
The Falcons used mostly zone coverage against Miller. Walker said teams typically employ one or two defensive backs on him and Davis.
Davis caught only one pass in each of the 49ers' past five games, including a 44-yarder against the Green Bay Packers last Saturday night. He caught three or more passes in seven of the 49ers first 10 games.
Davis said Thursday that the play he made against the Packers made him feel "unstoppable." That just might be the case Sunday, too, unless the Falcons shore up a problem that has plagued them all season.