Originally written on 49ersNews  |  Last updated 11/5/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers listens on the sidelines during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The Lions came into Candlestick and left with a L. The 49ers beat the Lions 27-19 and Alex Smith showed again that he is more than just a game manager. Alex Smith finished the day 20-31 for 226 and 2 touchdowns and outplayed Matthew Stafford, who the 49ers made look like a backup. Stafford came into the game throwing over 350 yards for five consecutive games. Today he left with 230. The defense did the bend dont break all game and kept the Lions out of the endzone until late in the 4th. Even though Calvin Johnson had 8 receptions for 94 yards, he was a non factor and the defense made him look more like Johnny 5 instead of Megatron. On the offensive side of the ball, Alex continued to make good decisions. He now sits at I believe 216 attempts without an interception. Smith’s numbers could have been better, but the 49ers receivers/runningbacks dropped seven passes. When the offense needed a score to go up 15. Alex led the team with help from Michael Crabtree, Frank Gore and the big t...
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