His play in the first half was outstanding. It was by far the best he's ever played for a sustained period of time. Throws were right on the money, time and again, and he pulled it down and ran when needed as well. His pocket presence was great as well.
He had a bit more trouble in the 2nd half, but remember that without Gore the threat of the run was largely gone. Moreover, he had several drops that hurt his stats, and Ginn's INT robbed him of a statistically perfect game--not too mention us of some much needed points.
The Giants are a pretty good D with a great pass rush. He moved daftly in the pocket and made accurate, decisive throws with the ball. Get some help from his WRs and he's close to 100 yards and at least 2 TDs.
With Alex playing this way, we have a shot to go all the way.
If you had asked me this question a week ago I would have said maybe, however we played a team many consider a playoff team with an "elite" QB in Manning and Alex did a great job. If Ginn catches the ball like he should have worst case we get a field goal and in the 4th are up 17 not having to stress about a Giant come back.
In many ways Harbaugh is going through the process of putting to rest the "Niners can only win by running" or "Alex is a great game manager" Today Alex with help from the defense went out and won this game. Obviously the Giants believed that Alex could not put the offense on his shoulders and win a game. Alex accepted the challenge and went out and kicked there a**
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