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San Francisco 49ers
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Not many experts are giving the Detroit Lions much of a chance to win in San Francisco this Sunday night, myself included.
After beating the Packers at Lambeau Field last week, the 49ers look like a Super Bowl contender. Meanwhile, the Lions barely squeaked past the lowly Rams at home.
San Francisco is the favorite by about a touchdown in this game, which I don’t think is enough. The 49ers have truly established themselves as a top NFC team, while Detroit’s season opener provided more questions than answers.
Detroit’s secondary will miss its top three players on Sunday night, putting even more pressure on an already questionable pass defense. CB Bill Bentley has been ruled out with a concussion, CB Chris Houston is doubtful with a bum ankle, and safety Louis Delmas is also doubtful with the same knee injury that kept him out of training camp.
Doubtful means out in a vast majority of situations, so I don’t expect to see these three suit up in San Fran. Without them, Alex Smith and...
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If you saw Alex Smith in his post game interview you would have seen the blood flowing down the front of his nose, Smith didn’t let a sore nose stop him from finding a way to beat the Detroit Lions to move his 49ers to 2-0. Smith showed he is one tough competitor. Smith finished the game going 20 of 31 for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. He found a way to get his team down the field...
We’re only two weeks into the NFL season, but is it ever too early to start looking ahead to the post season? Of course not. And now that the 49ers have 2 impressive wins under their belt, it’s not crazy to already consider them contenders in the NFC.
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Two inches, 23 selections and one man's vote of approval separated one of the most gifted quarterbacks prospects in recent memory and one of the greatest quarterbacks in what could be NFL history. Ahead of the 2005 NFL draft, Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers were stuck in a head-to-head competition to lock down the No. 1 overall pick. Neither had really set themselves far apart from...
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Alex Smith’s interview with NBC after the 49ers beat the Lions on Sunday night may have been the most amusing part of the network’s telecast. As the 49ers quarterback was being interviewed following his 226-yard, two touchdown performance, a super creepy dude wearing a hoodie began sneaking up behind him...
After the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions 24-19 on Sunday night, a man with a hood pulled a videobomb during postgame interviews of quarterback Alex Smith and receiver Michael Crabtree.
The man stood in view of the camera behind Smith and Crabtree for a full two minutes before the camera shifted to a different position for Tafoya's interview with Justin Smith...
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...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) The San Francisco 49ers have improved in just about every facet of the offense this season. But there is one area where they didn't really need to get much better.
The 49ers are protecting the football better than anybody in the NFL, and their turnover-free play is reaching historic proportions.
San Francisco hasn't committed a turnover in six...
The San Francisco 49ers have protected the football better than any other team in the NFL, which has them close to matching an NFL record.
The 49ers haven't committed a turnover in six consecutive regular-season games, the second longest streak in NFL history. Dating back to last season the 49ers can match the league record set by New England in 2010 on Sunday night against...
Last week, the 49ers were able to hold off the Green Bay Packers, securing a win that could very possibly turn into a tie-breaker at the end of the season. With a win against the Lions at home, the 49ers could establish themselves as the team to beat in the NFC.
This game is intriguing for a number of different reasons. The Lions have a very explosive defense, but their...
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Could the 49ers look any better in Week 1? I do no think so, as they beat the Packers in Green Bay and they looked fantastic on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith outplayed Aaron Rodgers and the 49ers may have an offense that may stack up with their stacked defense.
The Lions won their season opener and while Matt Stafford passed for 355...
Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers after their 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, including Alex Smith driving with blood dripping in crunch time, turning over a chance at NFL history, losing the battle of cheap shots, Vernon Davis’ post-TD jump shots, Dashon Goldson’s sticky mitts in center field, WRs Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham and much...
The 49ers have only played one game and already there's a controversy in the locker room. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman said on "Takeaway Thursdays," where the defense emphasizes interceptions and fumbles, that the defense can create seven or eight in one afternoon. Quarterback Alex Smith, who just beat Steve Young's record with 185 straight completions without an...
Alex Smith threw two touchdowns to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore ran for 89 yards and a score and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night.
San Francisco's stout defense smothered Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson on a cold, late summer night at Candlestick Park until late in the fourth quarter. The Lions settled for field goals of 41, 40, 38 and 48...