"And Young is back to throw, he's going deep for Jerry, he caught it! He's gone! Touchdown 49ers!! After just a minute and 24 seconds, touchdown pass to Jerry Rice!" More or less, those are the words of former long-time voice of the 49ers, Joe Starkey, as he called Steve Young's opening touchdown pass to Jerry Rice in Super Bowl XXIX. Young was perfect in that game, throwing for a record six touchdown passes on the game's biggest stage. What did Alex Smith do yesterday against a 2-12 Lions team? His lone touchdown pass came on a play where he shouldn't have even thrown the ball. While the quarterbacking statistics look more than solid from the current 49er QB yesterday: 20-31 passing for 230 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 97.5, Smith left much to be des ...
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