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San Francisco 49ers (2-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
The 49ers have been the best team in the league over the first two games. As a result, they’ve been atop almost every Power Ranking I’ve seen. It’s a very interesting dynamic. This is the prototypical “nobody believes in us” team. Before last year, they were seen as an also ran. The hadn’t had a winning season in almost a decade, Alex Smith was still their quarterback, and as promising as Jim Harbaugh seemed, he had just 7 weeks with the team because of the lockout. Even as they started to get some early season wins, everyone just assumed they’d eventually go away, but they didn’t. It wasn’t until November that they were really seen as a legitimate contender and even then, no one gave them much of a chance to win the Super Bowl because Alex Smith was still their quarterback. They didn’t, falling flat offensively in a loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship game.
Heading into 2012, they were once again being doubted as many peop...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Through the ups and downs of a tumultuous seven seasons, Alex Smith is still in San Francisco after being the top overall draft pick by the team in 2005 and is now thriving as the starting quarterback for the 49ers.It's never been easy on Smith, despite the lofty draft status and that he has survived into his eighth season leading San Francisco is a testament...
Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers understand the value of taking a sack.
Smith was sacked more than any other NFL quarterback last season and is on a pace to be dropped even more times this year. But that hasn't stopped the San Francisco offense from thriving during the team's 2-0 start.
While Smith already has been sacked seven times, San Francisco's offense has...
49ers’ Alex Smith Warned To Not Wear San Francisco Giants Hat -
San Francisco 49ers QB was threatened with a $15,000 fine from the NFL if he continues to wear a San Francisco Giants cap to postgame interviews as he did often last season. The league considers non-NFL items to be non-sponsored gear, and players can’t appear wearing those items 90 minutes before or after games....
SOLIDARITY IN SAN FRAN
After the NFL threatened to fine 49ers QB Alex Smith for wearing a Giants cap, Giants skipper Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat in a gesture of support.
The 49ers are 16-4 under Jim Harbaugh and 15-4 against the spread. That includes 6-3 on the road. These trends point to 49ers domination in Minnesota.
Alex Smith is a staunch supporter of the San Francisco Giants. Since the middle of last season, the 49ers quarterback has sported the team's cap during postgame news conferences as a good luck charm. But the National Football League put the kibosh on Smith's superstition moving forward. Fortunately for the quarterback -- whose team is currently 2-0 -- Giants manager Bruce...
Bruce Bochy made his own statement in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
The Giants manager wore a red 49ers cap in the dugout before the series finale against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, a day after Smith said he'd been fined $15,000 last season by the NFL for sporting a Giants hat after games - though the fine was later dropped.
49ERS vs. VIKINGS (Sun Sept 23 1 PM ET)
The 49ers are off to a 2-0 start and many are saying they have the best team in the league. Alex Smith is playing well with his new weapons and San Francisco ha the leagues 3rd best rushing offense.
On top of that they pass defense has been decent and their run defense is stellar just like last season.
The Vikings lost to the...
Last week: 13 (+4)
I still don’t think this team is much of a Super Bowl threat because eventually the turnover differentials will…blah blah blah regression I’m done repeating myself. Let’s focus on something positive, namely this amazing defense. This was Jim Harbaugh’s first full offseason with this team and many people expected an improved offense because...
In support of Alex Smith’s lucky hat, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat to his interviews today. And I think that’s just alright. Here is what Bochy had to say about it:
“Alex supported us, so I’m going to support him,” Bochy said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “They’re a great club and I’m honored to wear it.”
This one’s for you, Bruce.