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JEFF BARTL STATS Writer The San Francisco 49ers' stellar defense is a major reason they enter the second half of the season in control of the NFC West, at times overshadowing an offense possessing an efficient quarterback and the NFL's best running game.
Alex Smith, Frank Gore and the rest of the 49ers' offense look to take advantage of a St. Louis Rams team that hasn't forced a single turnover during a three-game losing streak when the division rivals meet Sunday in San Francisco.
Defense has been a staple of coach Jim Harbaugh's squad that is allowing an NFL-low 12.9 points per game while giving up an NFC-best average of 271.4 total yards.
San Francisco (6-2) has won four of five, allowing a total of 12 points without a single touchdown in the victories after beating Arizona 24-3 on Oct. 29 before its bye week.
The offense hasn't been bad, either. Smith ranks fourth in the league with a 102.1 passer rating after finishing 18 for 19 for 232 yards and thr...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) When Alex Smith is good he can be very good. When Smith is very good, the San Francisco 49ers are practically unbeatable.
While the staples of San Francisco's success this season remain a rock-solid defense and the NFL's top-ranked rushing game, Smith's play at quarterback has been a key variable that's put the 49ers...
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Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that Smith connected with Michael Crabtree six plays after he began experiencing blurred vision on a 1-yard keeper early in the second quarter...
As the San Francisco 49ers come off their bye week, John Harbaugh should be fairly happy with how the team has played so far. At 6-2 San Francisco has shown their ability to be the best team in the league in a win in Green Bay, but once again struggled in a loss to the Giants. While Alex Smith will never be in a Pro Bowl he has done his job, not forcing passes and being...
Frank Gore looks at his three 100-yard rushing performances, four touchdowns and overall stellar output in the season's first half and is quick to praise an unheralded offensive line that plays such an integral part in helping him do it.
The Niners and Rams return from their bye weeks only to find they'll be facing each other in Week 10. Can St. Louis pull the upset at the 'Stick?
The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to play a 3-5 St. Louis Rams team with a battered offensive line and an aging running back, Steven Jackson. Still, to hear 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tell it, he's not overconfident heading into the Sunday game to Candlestick Park. "They present all kind of problems along the (defensive) front, the linebackers. (They are) very good in...
The Colts employed a RBBC approach on Thursday night and left expectant Vick Ballard owners wanting. Rashad Jennings was near-invisible against the normally generous Indianapolis run defense.
In the end, the lone player to make his mark on the ground in the Week 10 opener was Andrew Luck. Can anybody top his two rushing touchdowns on Sunday?
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