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Overall grades take a hit

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Thomas Jones (20) leaps over San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nate Clements (22) to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won the game 31-10. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Each week Press Democrat sports writer Eric Branch will grade the 49ers' effort. Today a look at how they did on Sunday against the Chiefs at Kansas City...



Two steps forward. Three (four?) steps back. Even on the rare occasions when he had time, Alex Smith looked jittery. Before the final garbage-time drive, Smith's QB rating was 49.8, which is not good.

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