Golden Nuggets: Alex Smith Is The Man

Was I a homer for picking the 49ers over the Packers in Week 1? Maybe, but I reasoned an elite defense would beat an elite offense. Over at SB Nation Bay Area, I'll continue that assessment and pick the 49ers again. Be sure to check that out. I've never been this confident in the 49ers ... I never thought I'd be this confident in a team that features Alex Smith at quarterback, no matter how much he's improved. Oh well. I'm not complaining. I love this team. Onto your links for the day.

49ers Vs. Lions: Examining San Francisco's Strategic Ground Attack (DeSimone)

49ers' Brooks took the long way toward being a start linebacker (SI)

Jacobs, Ginn doubtful for Sunday (Maiocco)

The uniqueness of Frank Gore (BA Sports Guy)

49ers Vs. Lions: Alex Smith Was Great In Week 1, But Running Game Should Be Focus Sunday (Brady)

49ers Vs. Lions: Can Detroit Establish The Run Vs. 49ers? (Faaborg)

Roman: 'Frank Gore is a throwback old school football player' (Gin)

Good job, Alex Boone. Now go take on Ndamukong Suh (Barrows)

Cox will not be needed as much against Lions (Maiocco)

49ers preparing for the Detroit Lions (Gin)

Genesis of 49ers' jumbo formations: Holy Spirit High School (Branch)

Madden NFL 13 Roster Update: 49ers, Raiders See Significant Increases (Brady)

Lions-49ers matchups: Part II (Cohn)

49ers hold 8-2 record when facing teams with 'Madden' cover boy (Inman)

Alex Smith Praised By NFL Films' Greg Cosell (SB Nation Bay Area)

How the 49ers got the Packers in checkmate (Cohn)

49ers, Raiders Among NFL Players In Support Of Gay Rights (SB Nation Bay Area)

NFL Picks, Week 2: Being A Homer Again For 49ers Vs. Lions (Brady)

49ers Expect Physical Game (49ers)

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