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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Progress for 49ers QB Smith

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Alex Smith has thrown a touchdown pass in the first half of a close game.

The 49ers have to love this development.

I'm not sure how the Jaguars could sell out for the run on third-and-goal from the 3, but Smith will take it. His 3-yard scoring pass to an uncovered Vernon Davis has given the 49ers a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.

Smith entered the game with a 104.7 rating in second quarters this season, but most of his production has come while playing from behind in second halves.