As a big Alex Smith fan, I have to now admit that CK has proven that he deserves to start for the 49ers for the rest of the season and through the playoffs. If CK had played poorly against New England, then there would have been doubts whether he gave the 49ers their best chance in the playoffs. However, he played well and led an offense that put up 41 points. No playoff game is going to be more difficult than what he faced tonight, and if he can beat New England on the road, then he can lead the 49ers in victory against anyone.
Congrats CK, you earned it.