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San Francisco 49ers: Grading the Week 8 Win
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Well then. I think there is no questioning who the best team in the NFC West is, eh?

After absolutely dismantling their divisional foes in Arizona on Monday Night Football, the 49ers improved to 6-2 to take a convincing two-game lead in the standings.

Alex Smith looked like a man possessed, falling one completion short of breaking former Cardinal Kurt Warner's single-game completion percentage record, while racking up three touchdown passes and playing a nearly flawless overall game.

The run game did it's thing again, shredding a relatively solid defensive unit. And the 49ers' defense. Oh, that defense. Capped by a skull-crushing hit by Dashon Goldson across the middle, this was the most intimidating, complete and dominant defensive performance we've seen from San Francisco all season long.

No doubt the marks will be high this week, as the 49ers earned their way into a few days off. They will have a bye week before resuming action in Week 10.

Here is how the report card for Week 8 turned out:

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