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The 49ers missed out on a chance to take a commanding 7-2 record to the top of the NFC West after tying divisional rival St. Louis Rams in week 10. To make matters worse, they may have to try to get their seventh win in week 11 without starting quarterback Alex Smith (concussion). To make matters downright disastrous, they have to do it against an elite Chicago Bears defense.
Aside from the facts we know, this is going to be a monster, and possibly epic battle in San Francisco. Two elite defenses are coming to clash, and only one will escape a two-game “non-winning” skid. That said, injuries to both team’s starting QBs have had its effect on ticket prices. Currently, those prices have dropped 15% since Sunday after they had peaked at $372 per seat. Even with the drop, that $320 ($158 get-in price) price tag is still San Francisco’s most expensive home game of 2012 and 64% above the average price of 49ers tickets this season.
That will happen when the Bears come to town, and when the...
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According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start on Monday night against the Bears.
QB Alex Smith has been “limited practice” all week. Expect 49ers to list him as questionable. Expect him to start Monday night.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 17, 2012
Smith suffered a concussion during last week’s game against...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Smith suffered a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.
He still hasn't been cleared to play by doctors, and the 49ers (6-2-1) might not get a final verdict on his status until hours before Monday's NFC showdown...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters,
including Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune, that quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion he sustained during last weekend’s contest
against the St. Louis Rams.
Quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion that knocked him out of the 49ers' 24-24 tie
with the St. Louis Rams, according...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went through position work in a non-contact black jersey Wednesday, his status still unclear for Monday night's NFC showdown with the Chicago Bears after he sustained a concussion Sunday against the Rams.
Coach Jim Harbaugh kept an eye on Smith from several yards away as he worked with backup Colin Kaepernick and No. 3 QB Scott Tolzien...
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to return to the starting line up this Monday against the Bears.
The team has been cautious regarding Smith’s recent concussion that he suffered last weekend when on a 4th-and-1 quarterback sneak. Smith was reportedly dealing with ”blurred vision” during the game.
Smith has been shown...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has passed his concussion tests and has been cleared for contact. He’s now on track to play against the Bears on Monday night.
49ers QB Alex Smith has passed concussion tests this week and, so far, is on track to start Monday night vs. Chicago.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2012
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49ers QB Alex Smith has passed all his concussion tests and should be on track to play Monday night against the Bears according to ESPN.Fantasy Spin:Smith injured himself about halfway through Sunday's tie against St. Louis. His 104.1 QB rating through nine games is the highest of his career.
Cam Inman reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith has been cleared for non-contact drills following a concussion that he suffered against the Rams last Sunday.
Smith has a decent shot of playing against the Bears this weekend, but his performance in the team’s upcoming practices will probably determine his status for Week 11.
Even as Alex Smith takes the first snap for the 49ers Monday night in Chicago, the debate over who should be the starting quarterback is far from over. In fact, that is not even the big question for a team that wants more than a mere starter. What the 49ers are seeking is the next franchise quarterback. Following a week where a concussion led to discussion, if not controversy...
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are two of the top teams in the NFC, but that's with their respective starting quarterbacks.
Concussions may make both unavailable come Monday night.
With Alex Smith and Jay Cutler potentially adding to the national viewing audience, it could be up to Colin Kaepernick and Jason Campbell to solve two of the toughest defenses in the league...
So a guest at the hotel I work at just called down to the front desk complaining of noise in the room above him. Since it’s 1:30 in the morning, I walked up there and checked it out. Sure enough, TV blaring, a bunch of people in the room, and when I knocked on the door somebody yelled out “Oh [expletive]” and everyone started scurrying about (also, who knew expletive had three...