This is my first chance to write about the game for NN and man, what a game it was. I was shocked and flabbergasted at the result. It's not that I wasn't expecting a 49ers victory, I was. I just didn't expect the 49ers passing attack would demolish what has been one of the best, and definitely the most opportunistic defense in the NFL with our backup quarterback starting on short notice. Amazing! Colin Kaepernick did more than I ever imagined he would in his first start and Aldon Smith looked like the best defender in the NFL. He now leads the league in sacks. Unstoppable is the only word to describe his play on Monday night.
So there's one hot topic that everyone is talking about and that's QB controversy. Is there a QB controversy? Should there be? Would it be fair for Alex Smith to lose his job after an injury, especially when he's completed 99.99999% of his throws recently. I'm not even sure where I stand on the situation, but I do know one thing...Colin Kaepernick made some throws that Alex Smith would never try, let alone complete. The corner to Kyle Williams was a thing of beauty. The touchdown to Michael Crabtree was a perfect throw. What about the pass to Vernon Davis along the left side (not sure what route it was, I've only seen the highlights, going to watch the game when I finish the Nuggets). The Bears, however, do not show a lot of defensive variety. The Saints do. Alex Smith has the experience to read the Saints D, but Colin Kaepernick tore up a top-flight defense, while Alex stunk it up against the Giants. What to do? We'll soon find out.
There's a lot of links today, folks, so I'm going to blast into them. Sorry, no comments. Do you even care?
Week 11: 49ers 32, Bears 7
Aldon Smith takes NFL lead in sacks (Bay Area SB Nation)
Postgame analysis: 49ers 32, Bears 7 (CBS Sports)
Niners D ends debate about who's best (SF Gate)
49ers report card, Nov. 19 (Branch)
49ers defensive review: The Aldon Smith (Maiocco)
Week 11 game notes (49ers.com)
Colin Kaepernick plays like prime-time player (Mercury News)
49ers vs Saints: Is there a QB controversy in San Francisco? (Bay Area SB Nation)
Assorted 49ers News
Aldon Smith forcing way into Defensive Player of the Year conversation (Bay Area SB Nation)
Aldon Smith wants Von Miller to know who leads the league in sacks (ProFootballTalk)
49ers add S Eddie Whitley to practice squad (49ers.com)
The 49ers amazing week (Cohn)
Division / League / Power Rankings
Videos / Assorted Media
Press pass: Vernon Davis (49ers.com)
Press pass: Aldon Smith (49ers.com)
Cover 2: 49ers vs Bears (49ers.com)
Kaepernick shines in 49ers victory (49ers.com)
Locker room speech: 49ers vs Bears (49ers.com)
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