Stumbled upon this article from Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner blog. Some actual LOVE for Alex Smith on the national level. Not just the recognition, but he's the main headliner, and he's got the cover photo as well. Holy smokes! I'm going to say it, I'm pretty blown away by this.
From Shutdown Corner
Sunday’s five most valuable players, Week 4
Alex Smith, Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers. This could be Frank Gore(notes), too, as some ridiculous tackling helped him to a 127-yard rushing performance, but how many chances am I going to have to put Alex Smith on this list? He went 21 of 33 for 291 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions? Against the best secondary and pass rush that money can buy? Sure, the Eagles killed themselves, but the 49ers still had to jump on the opportunity and make things happen. I didn't think they had it in them.