Earlier this week, we discussed Aldon Smith’s chances of winning NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Sports lllustrated’s Peter King believes the 49ers outside linebacker and league’s sack-leader (19.5) has a serious chance of taking home the honor if he’s able to break the NFL’s single-season sack record of 22.5 set by Michael Strahan.
If able to break the record, Smith might pick up even more hardware according to ESPN.com’s Mike Sando, who lists Smith at No. 10 on his latest MVP Watch post.
“Smith has 10 sacks in his last four games,” Sando wrote in his explanation for Smith’s inclusion in the Top-10. “He has 15 sacks in his last seven games. For perspective, consider that Hall of Famer Bruce Smith finished two of his 19 seasons with 15-plus sacks.”
Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner Blog lists New England and San Francisco as the league’s top teams in his latest power rankings.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News shares comments from 49ers players who watched the Patriots big victory over the Texans on Monday Night Football.
Michael Crabtree spoke with CSNBayArea.com about his end zone celebrations which raise money for a great cause.
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