Goodell responded that the current benefits are the "best in the world."
Davis was not able to overcome Seattle's physical play, and was held without a grab through the first three quarters. He caught a 5-yard pass in his team's first offensive series in the fourth quarter, and then came down with an 11-yard pass with under a minute remaining in the game. On the next play, Colin Kaepernick was picked off by Michael Smith with 22 seconds remaining.
Davis was limited to only two catches for 16 yards in a 23-17 defeat.
Over the last four years, fewer penalties have been called during the playoffs than during the regular season, according to nflpenalties.com. This year's playoff games are averaging about two fewer penalties per game.
According to the Sacramento Bee, that raises the question: Will the Seahawks' secondary get away with crossing the line against
Seattle led the league in pass interference penalties during the regular season. Cornerback Richard Sherman drew nine flags overall.
"They're one of those teams that is willing to get a couple of (defensive holding, illegal contact or interference) penalties to be able to play the way they do," Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks told the New York Post. "Out of 60 snaps, they're willing to trade three or four (penalties). They just take their chances."
Seattle coach Pete Carroll was asked if his team might benefit from an official swallowing his whistle in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. "I don't know if it's going to be an advantage or not," he said. "It will be equal, I'm sure."
Davis' only reception of the game went for just 1 yard, but it was in the end zone. Davis made a great diving catch in the corner of the end zone, and just managed to drag his feet. The play was initially ruled a non-catch, but was overturned after the refs took a closer look. Davis was targeted four times. He'll look for more against Seattle next week.
The Panthers rank second in total defense (301.2) and points allowed (15.1), and their defense yielded only 21 touchdowns all year. But nine of those came on pass plays to tight ends. Carolina tied for the sixth-most receiving touchdowns allowed to the position.
Davis visits the Panthers in Sunday's divisional playoffs.
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|2007||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||52||509||9.8||31||4||5||0||30|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||31||358||11.5||57||2||5||2||14|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||78||965||12.4||73||13||13||3||40|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||56||914||16.3||66||7||16||5||35|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||67||792||11.8||44||6||15||1||33|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||41||548||13.4||53||5||12||1||26|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||15||15||52||850||16.3||64||13||16||4||35|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||10||8||2||5||2.5||9||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||1||11||11.0||11||0||0||1|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||2||-5||-2.5||-2||0||0||0|
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|2006||San Francisco 49ers||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||16||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2007||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||15||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|