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Alex Smith's 18-of-19 passing line Monday night will stand after the Elias Sports Bureau concluded a potential 20th pass attempt was indeed a run by Michael Crabtree, Cam Inman of Bayareanewsgroup reports.
The league's record book requires a minimum of 20 attempts to qualify for the highest completion percentage in a game.
Crabtree caught a backward pass from Smith to open the fourth quarter of the 49ers' 24-3 win at Arizona, and officials correctly ruled it a lateral. Also remaining unchanged is a first-quarter play in which pass interference was called on a Smith attempt targeted for Mario Manningham.
Smith's night, which also included passing for 232 yards and three touchdowns, earned him his first career NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor Wednesday. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
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Alex Smith was one passing attempt short of qualifying for the NFL’s single-game completion percentage record by a quarterback, and he said after Monday night’s win that he had no idea about being so close to the mark.
“To be honest, I didn’t have any idea,” Smith responded when told about the mark on ESPN’s postgame show.
As if that wasn’t enough, he added that he...
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Alex Smith gave the Arizona Cardinals the finger. No not any gesture that will get him in trouble tomorrow morning. But after spraining his finger and having a couple of uninspired games in a row, he needed to show everyone it wasn’t a regression, merely an injury-induced slump. Leading the 24-3 San Francisco...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was recognized as the NFC's top Week 8 performer.
Smith set an NFL record for most passes in a game without more than one incompletion or interception by completing 18-of-19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals to take home the offensive award.
His 94.7 completion percentage is also...
This may be a picture of the record-holder for highest completion percentage in an NFL game. Maybe.Photo Credit: Creative Commons
Don’t tell that to Jim Harbaugh, and the San Francisco 49ers, that records don’t matter! The Niners head coach plans to petition the league to alter the box score of their Monday night massacre contest against the Arizona Cardinals. Why do they want...
49ers quarterback Alex Smith went 18-of-19 passing Monday night, finishing one completion shy of qualifying for the most accurate single-game performance in NFL history.
Or did he?
According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers will ask the NFL to review Smith's fourth-quarter throw to Michael Crabtree, an 8-yard gain that was ruled a lateral. If the NFL agrees...
After his quarterback Alex Smith put up an astounding performance on Monday Night Football, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh had a word for anyone who had an issue with his starting quarterback.
Check out the video from the fine folks over at Awful Announcing during a Monday press conference when asked about the critics of the his quarterback.
Here is the exact quote of Harbaugh...
It was a near record setting performance by Alex Smith on Monday Night Football, following a 24-3 victory for his San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals. I say near record setting, because the NFL has upheld the initial ruling made by the referees, even after the call was challenged by the 49ers.
On Monday night, Smith completed an impressive 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards...
The San Francisco 49ers handled their business and the opposing team once again Monday night imposing their will upon the Arizona Cardinals for a 24-3 victory. The 49ers have not allowed a touchdown in four of their last five games. The NFC West leaders used their winning formula of power running, bruising defense and phenomenal special teams play to destroy the Cardinals in every...
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football last night largely thanks to the excellent performance of QB Alex Smith. The often maligned quarterback was 18/19 for 232 yards and 3 TDs. After the game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about Smith's confidence and putting questions about his performances to rest. Harbaugh offered this wisdom...
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Monday night’s NFC west divisional showdown saw the San Francisco 49ers go into the University of Phoenix Stadium and completely dismantle the Arizona Cardinals 24-3. The 49ers, on their part, controlled the entire aspect of the game on both offense and defense. They looked as crisp and precise as they have all year, and they dictated the action on nearly every down. The Cardinals...
This piece was originally set to be published Monday afternoon, but
seeing Alex Smith's record-breaking accuracy in Jim Harbaugh's and
Greg Roman's San Francisco 49ers attack necessitated some added
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