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For openers, give SF a 'B' grade

  • Alex Smith scrambled for 22 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks, 33-17, on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

After each 49ers' home game this season, Press Democrat staff writer Phil Barber will grade the team's effort. Following are his grades for Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park:

<b>49ERS REPORT CARD

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

X

Quarterbacks: B</b.

Alex Smith did well on the rare occasions when Harbaugh unshackled him.

<b.Running Backs: D</b>

Frank Gore didn't seem to run with a lot of explosiveness. Alex Smith had team's best per-carry average at 3.1.


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