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Alex Smith: 4 Reasons To Believe in the San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
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After defeating Eli Manning and the New York Giants by 27-20 in a highly anticipated NFC matchup, the San Francisco 49ers are one step closer to claiming the NFC West for the first time since 2002.

The 49ers’ hot 8-1 start­—their first since 1997—has been made possible not only by NFL elite running back Frank Gore and tight end Vernon Davis, but by quarterback Alex Smith, coach Jim Harbaugh and the team’s newfound ability to win football games.

Let’s see why being a Niner fan is back in style—and why Alex Smith is a keeper.

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