Nobody wants to get into a shootout with Peyton Manning, but the 49ers believe new starting QB Alex Smith gives the offense far better ability to throw the ball vertically, particularly to WR Michael Crabtree. If Smith can stay hot (three TDs last Sunday), it could open more holes for RB Frank Gore. However, the 49ers will be tested by the Colts' strong pass rush.
QB Alex Smith good for Gore and Crabtree
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