By: Phillip Torres
SANTA CLARA- The San Francisco 49ers (2-2) will host Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Both teams are coming off of big wins against big name teams in week four of the NFL season.
The 49ers handed the Philadelphia Eagles their first of the season with a come from behind, 26-21 victory for the first regular season win at Levi’s Stadium. The defense played spectacular against a high powered Eagles offense. 2013 rushing king Lesean McCoy was held in check as the running game was close to nothing for Philly.
The Chiefs are coming off a major upset victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Kansas City blew out the Pats 41-14 in a game where Tom Brady was eventually benched.
The biggest storyline for the game on Sunday afternoon is the return of for 49ers number one overall pick Alex Smith. Although Smith took six years to finally turn things around, the quarterback out of the University of Utah helped turn the 49ers into the powerhouse team that they are today.
Smith lead San Francisco to the NFC Championship game in 2011 and was off to a fantastic start in 2012 before suffering a concussion that opened the door for Colin Kaepernick to take over as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
A lot of critics say that Alex Smith was unfairly taken from his job, but Kaepernick’s play spoke for its self. The dual threat quarterback from the University of Nevada took the 49ers to within one completes pass of winning the franchise’s sixth Lombardi trophy.
Coach Jim Harbaugh continuously stated, “We’re going with the quarterback with the hot hand right now.”
Kaepernick stayed hot all season after his dominance of the Chicago Bears on Monday football in his first career start in 2012. He has started evrr game for the Red and Gold ever since.
Expect to see a lot of questions about Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick, and vice versa on Sunday night after the ball game. The two quarterbacks will forever be compared to one another.