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Golden Nuggets: Nate Clements Can Make Alex Smith Look Good

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As the weekend nears, I find myself rather confident in our 49ers when they go into Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. I just see the offense working, providing Jim Harbaugh trusts in it and lets Alex Smith do his thing. That doesn't necessarily mean that Smith can make things happen any time, every time ... but it means he should be able to pass on, oh, I dunno, Nate Clements. We're all familiar with how porous a secondary with him in it can be, yes? Maybe Smith will look like a Pro Bowler against him ... but I'll just take "starting quarterback" if I have to. Anyway, here's the links for the day. Enjoy.

49ers offense still hiding in its shell (SacBee.com)

Alex Smith's concussion and its growing rate in the NFL (Examiner.com)

49ers Fans May Stop Groaning Over Moran Norris If Bruce Miller Can Impress Against Bengals (SBNationBayArea.com)

From Romo to Rodgers, 49ers torched by top quarterbacks (SFGate.com)

49ers QB Alex Smith speaks out about his concussion (Examiner.com)

Flag on Brooks does not compute (CSNBayArea.com)

Vernon Davis, on his talk with Harbaugh: "I didn't disagree with him on anything" (MercuryNews.com)

Did Harbaugh blow it at the end of regulation? (SFGate.com)

Greg Roman's Cincinnati ties (CSNBayArea.com)

Bengals QB Dalton could have been a 49er (CSNBayArea.com)

Full Strength (49ers.com)

Five Questions with NaVorro Bowman (49ers.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: In Lieu Of Braylon Edwards, Vernon Davis Is Key For 49ers | Ninjames
49ers vs. Bengals: Alex Smith Discusses Losing Braylon Edwards | Fooch
If I Were Head Coach & GM of the San Francisco 49ers, I Would... | D.DeSimone
2012 NFL Draft Prep: College Football Week Three, Part Two | AB83Rules
49ers vs. Bengals: Previewing The Cincinnati Bengals | DerekRE_3
The Inconvenient Truth, Part 2 | smileyman
49ers vs. Bengals: Vic Fangio Discusses Andy Dalton, A.J. Green | Fooch
49ers vs. Bengals: Are Vernon Davis & Delanie Walker Ready To Tag-Team The Bengals Defense? | Fooch

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49ers Fans May Stop Groaning Over Moran Norris If Bruce Miller Can Impress Against Bengals (SBNationBayArea.com)

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