Break It Down: Alex Smith's breakthrough
October 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM • Comments
Don't look now, but the San Francisco 49ers are 3-1 and hold a commanding early lead in the NFC West. The Niners' success thus far has gone hand-in-hand with the long-awaited maturation of QB Alex Smith.
Smith threw for 291 yards and two TDs Sunday in San Francisco's stunning 24-23 win in Philadelphia, a game that the Eagles once led 23-3.