Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/10/12
The San Francisco 49ers used their smashmouth style of play, capitalized on Miami mistakes, and treated their fans to a 27-13 home victory in Candlestick Park. It was a close game through most of the first half, but in the second half the Niners pulled away. The dagger was a Colin Kaepernick 50 yard scamper up the sideline on a read option play that had the Dolphins completely fooled. So what do we take from this game? Here are 5 things we can cling to.1. Aldon Smith is the best pass rusher in football !!Defensive end Aldon Smith is simply a beast!! He was punishing rookie Left Tackle Jonathan Martin all game. Smith recorded two sacks overall in the game. His first sack was definitely a game highlight as he completely knocked over young Martin en route to Ryan Tannehill. That will be one of Aldon Smith's personal favorites in his sack collection for a long time. His second sack of the game gave him 19.5 sacks for the season which is a new San Francisco team record with 3 more games ...
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