Video: Donte Whitner’s huge, unnecessary block

Maggie Hendricks

Turnovers were a common occurrence early during the San Francisco 49ers thrilling playoff win on Saturday. One of the more impressive takeaways came late in the second quarter, when Tarell Brown looked more like a receiver than a cornerback. He intercepted Drew Brees' pass for Devery Henderson, then ran it back to the Saints 49-yard line.

His run back was aided by Donte Whitner's massive block of Henderson.

However, Brown was ruled down at the point of the interception because he had contact with Henderson. Whitner's hit and the punishment Henderson took was for naught.