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Thursday, November 12, 2009
49ers' Smith no Cutler in red zone

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

49ers quarterback Alex Smith entered Thursday night with the highest red zone passer rating in the NFL among players with at least 10 attempts.

He had completed 8 of 11 passes for 55 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 123.1 rating, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The Bears' Jay Cutler, already picked off in the red zone Thursday night, entered this game with the NFL's sixth-worst passer rating in the red zone this season. Cutler had completed 23 of 45 passes for 126 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in the red zone, good for a 69.0 rating.