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The San Francisco 49ers are nearing their best start in 14 seasons partly because their defense did enough to keep a pair of the NFL's top quarterbacks from beating them.
Their own signal-caller has done a pretty nice job as well.
Alex Smith and the unbeaten 49ers visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in a game that will also feature Randy Moss' return to the city where he became a star.
San Francisco (2-0) is in position to win its first three games for the first time since 1998 after getting past Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Detroit's Matthew Stafford in the last two weeks. The 49ers held those offenses more than 23 points and 210 yards below their combined averages from last season, when both ranked among the league's top five - as did their quarterbacks in most categories.
The Niners limited Stafford, a 5,038-yard passer in 2011, to 19 of 32 for 230 yards in a 27-19 victory last Sunday. Dashon Goldson's interception set up Frank Gore's short touc...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Through the ups and downs of a tumultuous seven seasons, Alex Smith is still in San Francisco after being the top overall draft pick by the team in 2005 and is now thriving as the starting quarterback for the 49ers.It's never been easy on Smith, despite the lofty draft status and that he has survived into his eighth season leading San Francisco is a testament...
Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers understand the value of taking a sack.
Smith was sacked more than any other NFL quarterback last season and is on a pace to be dropped even more times this year. But that hasn't stopped the San Francisco offense from thriving during the team's 2-0 start.
While Smith already has been sacked seven times, San Francisco's offense has...
49ers’ Alex Smith Warned To Not Wear San Francisco Giants Hat -
San Francisco 49ers QB was threatened with a $15,000 fine from the NFL if he continues to wear a San Francisco Giants cap to postgame interviews as he did often last season. The league considers non-NFL items to be non-sponsored gear, and players can’t appear wearing those items 90 minutes before or after games....
SOLIDARITY IN SAN FRAN
After the NFL threatened to fine 49ers QB Alex Smith for wearing a Giants cap, Giants skipper Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat in a gesture of support.
A few things have become clear after two weeks of action. The Saints, Bengals, Titans and Redskins (added to the list after losing Brian Orakpo to IR) can't stop anybody and should be picked on by fantasy owners all year. The Chiefs defense appears to be in a similar boat, allowing a league-high 75 points (tied) through two games, but that could be a mirage as the Chiefs are...
I know you are sitting there thinking I am making this up just to have something to talk about, but as you see from picture above, USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY has already started throwing around the word “elite” and Alex Smith in the same sentence. Are you serious? Didn’t the so-called “experts” learn last year not to throw the word “elite” around? Wasn’t it bad...
Bruce Bochy made his own statement in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
The Giants manager wore a red 49ers cap in the dugout before the series finale against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, a day after Smith said he'd been fined $15,000 last season by the NFL for sporting a Giants hat after games - though the fine was later dropped.
Alex Smith is a staunch supporter of the San Francisco Giants. Since the middle of last season, the 49ers quarterback has sported the team's cap during postgame news conferences as a good luck charm. But the National Football League put the kibosh on Smith's superstition moving forward. Fortunately for the quarterback -- whose team is currently 2-0 -- Giants manager Bruce...
49ERS vs. VIKINGS (Sun Sept 23 1 PM ET)
The 49ers are off to a 2-0 start and many are saying they have the best team in the league. Alex Smith is playing well with his new weapons and San Francisco ha the leagues 3rd best rushing offense.
On top of that they pass defense has been decent and their run defense is stellar just like last season.
The Vikings lost to the...
The locals are sticking together in San Francisco. San Francisco 49ers QB, Alex Smith, if facing a large fine if he does not stop wearing a SF Giants hat during his NFL press conferences. Smith, has been showing support for his favorite local baseball team, and was warned that a $15k fine was coming down [...]
Following is a guest article from Turron Davenport of Press Coverage Sports
As the quarterback of the Colts, Jim Harbaugh led his team to come-from-behind wins over the Chiefs and Chargers in the 1995–96 NFL playoffs along with a near upset over the No. 2 AFC seed Steelers. This earned him the nickname “Captain Comeback.” In my opinion, Harbaugh’s most brilliant comeback...
In support of Alex Smith’s lucky hat, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat to his interviews today. And I think that’s just alright. Here is what Bochy had to say about it:
“Alex supported us, so I’m going to support him,” Bochy said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “They’re a great club and I’m honored to wear it.”
This one’s for you, Bruce.