Alex Smith was one passing attempt short of qualifying for the NFL’s single-game completion percentage record by a quarterback, and he said after Monday night’s win that he had no idea about being so close to the mark.
“To be honest, I didn’t have any idea,” Smith responded when told about the mark on ESPN’s postgame show.
As if that wasn’t enough, he added that he didn’t know because “We’re not a stats team.”
Smith was 18/19 for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in San Francisco’s 24-3 win over the Cardinals. You can question whether or not he was being truthful when he said he didn’t know about the stats, but if you’re a 49ers fan, you have to love that the team winning is the No. 1 focus in San Francisco.
“I don’t want to think about my stats or incompletions or anything like that,” Smith explained after the game. “I was kind of in a good rhythm, the whole offense was.”
He said in an interview with Lisa Salters that he probably should have thrown awa