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Alex Smith will start season finale

Alex Smith (AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

49ers interim coach Jim Tomsula said Alex Smith will start the last game of the regular season against the Arizona Cardinals, citing Smith's experience. It will probably be Smith's last game in a 49ers uniform.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Quarterback Alex Smith, who was deemed not good enough to start for the San Francisco 49ers in their most important game in eight years, will be the starter Sunday in the regular-season finale. Why? Because interim coach Jim Tomsula believes Smith gives the Niners the best chance to win. And? "Experience," Tomsula said Wednesday. For Smith, it will very likely be his last... Recommended Stories