Week 8 grades: Niners win ugly, beat the Browns 20-10.

SAN FRANCISCO – Here are my Week 8 grades for the 6-1 49ers. Alex Smith: B. He finished the game with no turnovers and 98.8 QB rating, which is good. He also finished the game with 177 passing yards and one touchdown, which is ordinary. When he’s off he seems to overthrow Michael Crabtree and underthrow everyone else. I don’t understand this pattern. I counted three times today that Alex…

October 30, 2011