Headed over to Candlestick Park for the 49ers playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
This game has been all the buzz with talk of how Alex Smith would prove against an "elite" quarterback like Drew Brees and even the video cameras were closely covering... no pressure!
Such a big game they had acts including Sean Kingston at halftime.
And Future performing "Tony Montana" throughout the game.
The game got off to an exicting start with niners making key turnovers and scores.
Then leaped over photographer line to celebrate with fans.
Before going to celebrate with Coach Jim Harbaugh
Niners fans were going crazy!!
Saints fans not enjoying the game quite as much.
Despite a 17 point deficit, Saints weren't easy to shake as they put up their own points.
And with Drew Brees at quarterback, always gotta watch your back.
With 4:02 left in the game Drew Brees connected with Darren Sproles for a 44 yard touchdown. And the crowd was in shock!
I was worried niners wouldn't have enough time to even the score - until Vernon Davis caught the long pass along the sideline.
Then with 2:11 to go - Alex Smith ran for a 28 yard touchdown thanks in part to great blocking by Joe Staley.
I couldn't believe it! Was so happy for Alex Smith and impressed with his composure on the drive and score.
But if anyone can make a comeback it would be Drew Brees.
He threw a 66 yard pass to Jimmy Graham which he ran for a touchdown with 1:37 left in the game.
After celebrating with teammates, Vernon fell to the ground, overwhelmed with emotion.
Alex Smith didn't have a perfect game....
But he took risks, didn't lose the ball and most importantly, won the game!
This was such an amazing game, as they say "instant classic" and I am so glad I had the opportunity to not only see it live but photograph this bit of football history!!
Amazing photos Kelley! It was such a ridiculously good game! Everyone was holding their breath the last 20 seconds! I couldn't believe they would pull it off! Everyone at Buffalo Wild Wings was so ecstatic! It was crazy! Thanks for the story! I agree with you about Zac Efron! What a hottie! :)ReplyDelete
Wow Kelley, Great work as usual! That place must have been electric as the clock ran down. Glad you were there to capture it.ReplyDelete
Epic game and crystal clear, beautiful shots Kelley! Loved the celebrations after the last 2 TDs and Anthony Dixon posing for you after the game. And the Zac Efron story is great. Kelley Cox = Gamer!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks guys! Was a great to witness and even better to photograph! I can only imagine how crazy everyone was going at Buffalo Wild Wings, and talking to my dad, I think a lot of people watching at home were going crazy too! haha What an epic game indeed! =)ReplyDelete