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Grading the NFC West: Week 9

Alex Smith can take a big hit and still hold on

Handing out grades to the 49ers and their three divisional rivals in the NFC West for their performances in Week 9 games.

49ers report card: San Francisco 19, Washington 11 PASSING OFFENSE: B -- The Niners finished with only 200 yards of passing offense, but again Alex Smith made the throws when he had to, including a feathered strike on a 30-yarder to rookie fullback Bruce Miller for the first touchown of the seventh-round draft pick's career. Smith was consistently sharp while completing 17 of 24 passes, and his... Recommended Stories