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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A few thoughts on the 49ers in Week 6

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

A few thoughts and observations after watching the San Francisco 49ers' 17-9 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 6:
Overall, the 49ers defense played one of its better games. The offense was hit-and-miss.

Update: seanpatrickriley points out in the comments that Smith has been effective in the red zone. That is true. The 49ers scored only one touchdown in three red zone trips against Oakland, though. And quite a few quarterbacks have very good stats in the red zone -- Jason Campbell has a 99.4 rating in the red zone this season, for example -- but Smith has been especially effective there. He has seven touchdown passes and no interceptions in the red zone this season.