SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Vernon Davis said for weeks that his time was coming, that he was going to have a breakout game. That time came against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game.

Davis caught five passes for 106 yards and a touchdown that cut the Falcons' lead to 17-14 in a game the 49ers won 28-24 on Sunday.

Before the Falcons game, Davis caught only one pass in each of the previous five games and seven over his past seven games.

Coach Jim Harbaugh dismissed the notion that Davis' breakout game served as some sort of clearing an obstacle.

"There are no humps Vernon needed to get over, in our opinion," Harbaugh said Monday.

Davis said after he caught one pass for 44 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the 49ers NFC divisional playoff win that he felt "unstoppable."

It sure seemed that way against the Falcons, with Davis getting open seemingly at will, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick finding Davis time and again.

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught one more pass than Davis on Sunday, but he managed only 57 yards on his six receptions. Davis averaged 21.2 yards.