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(Won-Loss Record and Last Week’s Ranking in parentheses)
1. Houston Texans (5-0) (1) - Proved they can win a close one, too.
2. Atlanta Falcons (5-0) (2) - Still perfect.
T-3. Baltimore Ravens (4-1) (3) - Defense can still win game by themselves.
T-3. San Francisco 49ers (4-1) (4) - How long can they stay this dominant (ask Alex Smith, the NFL’s #1 rated passer).
5. New England Patriots (3-2) (5) - Extreme makeover: they have the NFL’s 3rd ranked rushing offense.
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The San Francisco 49ers enter this weekend’s rematch of last
season’s NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants healthy. The team
had three players listed on their injury report, but all are expected to play.
Alex Smith sprained a finger on his throwing hand last
weekend against the Buffalo Bills, but it didn’t hamper him this week during
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith is probable for Sunday's game against the NY Giants with a finger injury on his throwing hand.Fantasy Spin:Smith is coming off a huge day, throwing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a dominating win over Buffalo. He's thrown eight touchdowns passes to just one interception and is a viable fantasy option. Can anyone still remember the...
During this past week’s win over the Bills, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a sprained middle finger after getting hit by Mario Williams in the fourth quarter.49ers head coach Him Harbaugh told the media that he’s concerned about Smith’s finger.“It’s very much of a concern,” Harbaugh said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’ll see how it is....
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith downplayed his sprained right middle finger after Sunday's rout of the Buffalo Bills, but the injury might be a might more troublesome than he believed. "It's very much of a concern," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. "We'll see how it is. Alex, it's well-documented how tough he is. He talks about it...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer San Francisco 49ers fans are no longer booing Alex Smith and calling for his backup.
''Seems like a long time ago, longer than two years ago, for sure,'' Smith said Wednesday when reminded of some of those lower points in his career.
Things are going so well these days the quarterback got the chance to meet...
QBAlex Smith – Still available is almost 50% of leagues, Alex Smith is coming off a 303 yard 3 TD performance against the Buffalo Bills. This week he faces the New York Giants and they allow the 10th most yards and the 14th most fantasy points to QB’s. Eli and the Giants figure to put up at least 24 points, so Alex is going to need to score for the 49er’s to have a chance...
When San Francisco and New York met in January with a Super Bowl berth on the line, the 49ers committed crucial turnovers and their offense couldn't do much against the Giants' stingy defense.
A similar performance seems unlikely in Sunday's NFC championship game rematch, considering Alex Smith and the 49ers are coming off one of the most impressive offensive showings...