So much for Alex Smith and his lost confidence.
''It was in my closet,'' he said. ''I found it.''
Smith was almost perfect in San Francisco's 24-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. But for a dropped pass, he would have been.
The 49ers quarterback completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns after a week that saw some speculation that Smith's belief in himself was shaken following a pair of poor outings.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said questions about Smith's confidence came from ''a couple of reporters,'' nothing more.
''I don't think there ever was a question there,'' Harbaugh said. ''I think it was just a lot of gobble, gobble, turkey. Just gobble, gobble, gobble turkey. That paints a pretty good picture. He's a very confident guy.''
Smith threw two touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree and one to Randy Moss.
''Eighteen of 19, I have ...