Week 15 grades: The Niners man up, beat the Steelers 20-3

Here are my Week 15 grades for the 11-3 Niners. Alex Smith: A-. His stat line doesn’t blow your mind, but he made a few perfect throws to close out the game. Here’s the stat line: 18 for 31 (57%), 187 yards, 1 TD, 86.4 rating. The defense was playing with such dominance that all Smith had to do was make a few big throws and not turn the ball…

December 20, 2011