Posted October 30, 2012 on
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Ted Ginn Jr
San Francisco 49ers
On an almost perfect Monday night for Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 flattening of the Arizona Cardinals.
Smith completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns - two to Michael Crabtree and one to Randy Moss - to help San Francisco (6-2) open a two-game lead in the division and send Arizona (4-4) to its fourth straight lost.
Smith's only incompletion was dropped by a wide-open receiver.
Smith was 14 of 15 for 146 yards and two touchdowns, both to Crabtree, as the 49ers built a 17-0 halftime lead.
Moss caught a 47-yard TD pass, dodging tacklers down the sideline on a play that seemed to turn back the clock to the receiver's prime. With the catch, he tied Terrell Owens for fourth on the NFL career touchdown list with 156.
Smith, who tied a career high with the three touchdown passes, spread out his completions to 10 receivers. Crabtree led the way with five catches for 72 yards.
Arizona's defense, supposed...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is already in the mood for Thanksgiving. He had turkey on the brain following a dominating 24-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, but it had more to do with his quarterback carving up a defense than someone carving a bird.
Alex Smith looked as sharp as he has all season, torching the Cardinals for 232 yards and three touchdowns...
The San Francisco 49ers and their quarterback, Alex Smtih, beat the Arizona Cardinal during Monday Night Football, 24-3. The often chastised Smith, had a phenominal game, completing 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns.After the game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked if Alex Smith had regained confidence in himself, Harbaugh responded as follow:“I don’t think...
Three touchdown passes, one incomplete pass. Not a bad night for Alex Smith in the 49ers’ dominating 24-3 rout of the Arizona Cardinals underneath the bright lights of Monday Night Football, and it could have been better, considering that the one incomplete pass was dropped by a wide-open receiver.
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's not even November, but San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh already has turkey on his mind.
The outspoken leader of the NFC West leaders had some interesting things to say about the psyche of his quarterback, Alex Smith, following his team's 24-3 win over division rival Arizona on Monday night in the desert.
Harbaugh was asked whether he thought...
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...
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...
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...
GLENDALE, Ariz. There was a cute little storyline making the NFL rounds the past few weeks. The much picked-upon, oft-mocked NFC West had grown a hard-hitting, defensive identity, with four teams ranked among the leagues top nine in total defense heading into the eighth week of the season.
Leave it to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to toss a wet blanket on that hype.
I dont know if...
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...
The 49ers went into Arizona in prime time and dominated their division rival 24-3. The 49ers all around embarrassed the Cardinals.
The 49ers head into their bye week at 6-2 up two games in the West and now at 2-0 in the division. Outside of taking some sacks he should not have, Alex Smith had a solid outing. It should be noted that when he finally got the bandage/tape off his middle...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Francisco 49ers added to Arizona's growing misery Monday night with a 24-3 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium, handing the Cardinals their fourth consecutive loss after a 4-0 start. Alex Smith was super efficient in completing 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns, including two in the first half to Michael Crabtree...